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The Boss Wants to See You!

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The Boss Wants to See You!


Puppies Not Guppies Grandpa!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

This is a very sweet commercial was made by a Miracle-Ear Franchise up in Wisconsin.

If you find yourself in the same situation call us @ 1-877-4My-Ears

Ms. Katie Isgriggs Received Board Certification

Friday, March 28th, 2014

The National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS) announced that Katie Isgriggs of Potosi, Missouri has successfully

 completed the NBC-HIS National Competency Examination. Passing this exam grants the hearing health professional the designation Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. This designation attests to Ms. Isgriggs experience, dedication, professionalism and commitment to quality care 

to the hearing impaired.

The national Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences is a certifying agency fully accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies in Washington, DC. The Commission is the nation’s only organization that sets, applies and promotes comprehensive standards for credentialing professions and occupations.

Hearing Loss from Boston Bombing

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Here is a link to a very interesting radio interview from NPR.  Dr. Alicia Quesnal of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary talks about hearing loss in patients that were victims of the Boston tragedy.

Stay safe, have fun, and protect those ears!

Local Franchises Visit and Donate to Children in Dominican Republic

Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Just want to give special thanks to all those who contributed to the Dominican Kids school donation project on our recent trip to Casa De Campo. On Tuesday we went to the Boca De Chavon School near La Romano which has 127 kids ages 5-18. In the Dominican, children cannot get an education without a school uniform which costs $12. Many families cannot afford the uniform and those who can have their kids share the uniform (one child goes to school in the morning and the other goes in the afternoon wearing the same uniform). One of the most telling moments was watching a 6 year old boy paging through a simple blank notebook in amazement to see page after page with no writing on it – kids there don’t have and haven’t seen blank paper – they use scraps to write on. It was truly an amazing experience watching the kids’ faces light up to have such simple things as backpacks, pens, paper and basic school supplies we take for granted here.
 The children were kind, respectful and very, very grateful for all that we brought and each class did a performance and sang to us to show their thanks. Without the help and support of everyone listed below this project couldn’t have happened and I am truly grateful to everyone who helped – It is an experience we will never forget. Special thanks to Joyce Hill-Cooley who initiated the whole idea of doing something to give back while we were in the DR & to Heinz for supporting this effort. Everyone who contributed will receive an email from Shutterfly where all of the photos from the project are posted. There will also be a separate email sent to everyone which has all photos of the entire trip.
Thanks to everyone for your service…..
Contributing Franchisees to the DR kids project:
· Joyce Hill Cooley & Jerry Cooley
· Steve & Tanya Howell
· Sandy & Tim Hubbard
· Daniela LoPresti
· Scott & Jinette Howell
· Rick & Mary Knipe
· Bob & Melanie Eich
· Jim & Susan Atkins
· Ron & Sandy Kittner
· Doug & Mary Kay Shepard
· Lyle & Minnie Smith
· Jim & Diana Newton
· Elliott Greenburg
· Dennis & Darlene Cory

A Documentary From the View of a Cochlear Implant Recipient

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

From the Hearing Review.

Many third person documentaries have been produced about cochlear implant recipients. Now, an Oxford University student in the United Kingdom has produced a first person documentary that shares her experience of hearing the world through a cochlear device.

The video was made by cochlear implant recipient Helen Willis, who starts by briefly explaining the technical aspects of an Advanced Bionics’ cochlear device. But that’s only a small part of the video’s 9 minute length.

Most of the video shares Ms Willis’ life with the implant, which she received after contracting meningitis as a child.


Monday, June 4th, 2012

May is national “Better Hearing Month”. We believe that hearing health and education is important at all ages.  In honor of this, Miracle-Ear reached out to the local school districts to participate in a coloring contest.   We would like to thank all of the participating schools, we received over 120 entries!

All entries received a prize.  As well as, eight 3rd place winners were awarded a free ice cream from Dairy Queen.  Six 2nd place winners received a free bowling at West Park Lane Bowling Alley.   The winner of first place received a new Nintendo 3DS!

It’s almost Better Hearing Month!

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Have you had your hearing checked recently? Stop by our offices today for a FREE hearing test!

And while you are contemplating when you should stop by, read this inspiring article about a boy with hearing loss who defied odds and won a scholastic reading award!


Miracle-Ear to host coloring contest for kids!

Friday, April 13th, 2012

May is Better Hearing Month across the nation and that means we here at Miracle-Ear in Southeast Missouri are gearing up for an exciting month of educating school children about how they can keep their hearing safe.  We are kicking off our campaign with a coloring contest, open to children under the age of 10.  This contest will highlight the benefits of practicing healthy hearing in a fun and exciting setting!

Kids exposed to secondhand smoke have double the risk of hearing loss

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

This is a great post from the Better Hearing Blog written by Sergei Kochkin

Despite years of graphic anti-smoking campaigns and public smoking bans, people continue to light up – especially at home, where more than half of American children and teenagers are exposed to secondhand smoke. Scientists believe that passive smoke either causes or exacerbates lung cancer, asthma, learning disabilities, heart disease and other conditions and now a new study now finds that teenagers exposed to tobacco smoke may also have significant hearing loss – and not even know it. Here is, a brief guide:

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