Better Hearing is Just More Fun!


by admin - 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!

The number of American children with hearing loss has doubled

by admin - May 1st, 2012

Noisy toys and MP3 players may cause noise-induced hearing loss in children. But you can do something to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.

The incidence of noise-induced hearing loss among American children is on the rise.

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders in the US, the number of Americans aged 3 and older with hearing loss has more than doubled since 1971. Recent data indicates that over 12% of children between the ages of 6-19 and over 15% of children between the ages of 12-19 have noise-induced hearing loss.

Hearing impaired have a higher risk of falling

by Kyle - May 1st, 2012

Even mild hearing loss triples the risk of difficulties maintaining gait and balance, a study shows.



A link between hearing loss and falling was found by American researchers. The study indicates that having even a minor hearing impairment can increase the risk of a fall.

“People with impaired hearing have poor awareness of their overall environment, and that makes them more likely to trip and fall,” says Dr. Frank Lin, an Otologist and epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA.

It’s almost Better Hearing Month!

by admin - 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!

by admin - 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!

The “kiss of deaf” can cause permanent hearing loss

by admin - March 30th, 2012
Originally posted by MSNBC
By Joyce Cohen

Where’s the one place you should never kiss a baby — or anyone else? The ear, according to a professor of audiology at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

An innocent kiss right on the ear opening creates strong suction that tugs on the delicate eardrum, resulting in a recently recognized condition known as “cochlear ear-kiss injury.” Such a kiss can lead not only to permanent hearing loss, but a host of other troubling ear symptoms including ringing, sensitivity to sound, distortion and aural fullness.

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

by admin - 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:

Hearing Aid Museum

by admin - March 16th, 2012

Hearing loss has been around forever, but hearing aids only started to pop up in the late 1800s.  Take a look at these hearing aids and be thankful that we have evolved from using ear trumpets!

Did you know someone who used a hearing aid like these?  Tell us your story!


Southeast Miracle-Ear specialists Joyce and Cynthia received awards!

by admin - March 9th, 2012

It has been a busy couple of months here at the offices, but it certainly does pay off when things like this happen!

Joyce Hill Cooley RN, BC-HIS, COHC and Cynthia Bradley,  BC-HIS, both National Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialists, from our local Miracle-Ear franchise were awarded for their excellence in continuing education by the Missouri Hearing Society at their Annual Convention and Education Seminar in Kansas City, Missouri last week!

New Miracle-Ear Service Center now open in Sikeston, MO

by admin - February 24th, 2012

Thursday, Feb. 16th marked the first day of service for the new Miracle-Ear Service Center at the Sikeston Rural Health Clinic. The office, now under new management, will be staffed by National Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist Kyle R. Griffin of Cape Girardeau.

The Sikeston center brings authorized Miracle-Ear hearing aids to the local area. Miracle-Ear hearing aid users can receive free cleaning and services, annual hearing tests, free programming of Miracle-Ear Hearing Aids and free Hearing Assessments for those with questions about hearing difficulty. The Miracle-Ear franchise, owned by Lisa and Ken Swindford and Joyce Hill-Cooley, currently services offices in Cape Girardeau, Farmington, and Perryville.

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