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Archive for November, 2009

Talking Shop with Joyce Cooley of Miracle-Ear

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

From the Monday edition of the Southeast Missourian

Joyce Hill Cooley, owner of Miracle-Ear in Cape Girardeau.
(Fred Lynch)
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Joyce Cooley may be a native of South St. Louis County, but one trip to Cape Girardeau caused this big city girl to fall in love with the its rolling hills and small-town atmosphere. Though she moved to Los Angeles shortly after her 1970 graduation from Southeast Missouri State University with a nursing degree, Cooley’s love for the area brought her back here. She now serves as managing partner for several Miracle-Ear locations in the area. Southeast Missourian business reporter Brian Blackwell recently visited with Cooley to learn more about her life and involvement with Miracle-Ear.

Ten Signs You May Have Hearing Loss

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

From Healthy Hearing

There are many different causes of hearing loss and even different types of hearing loss. The most common cause of hearing loss is presbycusis, hearing loss due to the aging process which most often occurs in the higher frequencies. Typically hearing loss due to age is also influenced by genetics, exposure to loud sounds through your lifetime and general overall health. So although hearing loss due to age occurs at different rates and affects each person differently throughout their life, one thing is common for all – it occurs gradually. In fact it occurs so gradual many persons don’t even notice they have hearing loss.

ASHA Urges NYC Mayor To Restore Student Hearing Screenings

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Excerpt- “The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), has called upon New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to reverse his administration’s decision to cancel routine public school hearing screenings, but so far the request seems to have fallen on deaf ears.”Read Full Article at Hearing Review

As a parent I would be very concerned with this decision. Untreated hearing loss of a child is much more serious than that of an adult. It can severely impact their communication skills, which in turn greatly reduces their academic abilities. The same communication difficulties lead to social isolation and poor self image, even affecting their whole life course. The earlier the hearing loss is caught, the less serious the impact on a child’s development.

Site Redesign..

Friday, November 6th, 2009

We loved our old website, but it was time for a change. Now using the wordpress system, it is much easier to edit and create. And our whole staff can have a share in the process. We hope you continue to find our website a useful recourse! Feel free to send us any suggestions or comments!

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