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The Boutique Hearing blog provides helpful information about hearing, communication strategies, hearing instruments and advancements in all things audiology. Our goal is to educate—and perhaps entertain—you along the way.

The Truth about Noise Exposure

Silence by definition is the absence of sound, stillness, or a period of time without speech or noise. Silence seems like it would be simple to attain, but in truth, it can be allusive. Imagine ...
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The Impact of Unilateral Hearing Loss

Have you ever noticed how some things are just meant to work together? Take for example Abbott and Costello, without whom we’d still not know who was on first. Or how Fridays are better with ...
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Phantom of the Ear

Remember that saying “You don’t know what you have until its gone”? I’m not sure who is credited with this quote but how right they were. For me I remember when my husband and I ...
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Did You Know? Twelve Fun Hearing Facts

My daughter recently turned 11 and is at that age where half of her friends have cell phones and the other half want them. So, my husband and I compromised and gave her my old ...
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These Aren’t Your Grandfather’s Hearing Aids

Every time I meet a client who is new to hearing instruments I am reminded that outside of my audiology bubble many people still think of hearing instruments as the bulky whistling monstrosities their grandparents ...
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Hearing and Brain Health

Have you ever noticed how many people wear glasses? I have friends that will rotate between various frames and contact lenses depending on their mood or outfit of the day. Thick black frames to look ...
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Communication Strategies

I was taking a walk with my friend the other day after a yoga class. Sadly, our favorite coffee shop is near the “L” train so our conversation kept getting interrupted and I found myself ...
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P-A-R-T-Y Your Way to Better Hearing

Holiday season! For better or worse—ready or not—it’s here! My family and I love this time of year. I can’t help but get excited when walking into a store decorated for the holidays; Halloween pumpkins ...
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