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Ear Canal Cleaning 101

“Remember to clean your ears!”  I can hear my mother telling me this after a long day of playing outside in the Michigan summers.  At that time, I’m not sure I knew what an ear canal cleaning really was, or even how to do it. Have things changed?  Thanks to my advanced training in the…
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What is an Audiologist?

When meeting people for the first time, I’m often asked “What do you do for a living?”  Enthusiastically, I respond, “I’m an Audiologist!” “What?” I pause for a moment to see if the person starts laughing, thinking I’ve never heard that joke before, or to see a blank face waiting for me to repeat or…
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Intro to Hearing Amplification Devices

Interested in hearing better, but not yet ready for hearing aids?  Hearing amplification devices may be for you!  Hearing amplification devices, also called personal sound amplifier products (PSAPs) or assistive listening devices (ALDs) are intended for use in specific situations and for limited times during the day.  These devices can help enhance the clarity of…
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Communication During Better Speech and Hearing Month

May is Better Speech and Hearing month. Jada Pinkett Smith once said “My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships.” At Designer Audiology, we are passionate about all-around communication. Communication is more than speech and hearing; it includes spoken words, tonal qualities, inflection, eye contact, body language, and more. Services…
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How Can I Preserve Hearing? Eat Healthy and Exercise!

Many patients ask “What can I do to preserve hearing?” Unfortunately, it only takes one incident for hearing to be temporarily damaged or permanently destroyed. Often, people don’t think about their hearing until it’s gone. But there is good news! There are plenty of ways to protect yourself and preserve hearing, including wearing hearing protection…
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What’s the Story Behind the Designer Audiology Logo?

Embedded in the Designer Audiology logo is symbolism that may not be obvious to those unfamiliar with audiologist services. Above the “Designer Audiology” text is not a city skyline, as some people think. Rather, it’s a waveform, a graph that represents an audio signal and shows the changes in amplitude over time. Waveforms are common…
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Dr. Spoor Receives National Audiology Advocate Award

This award was established to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Craig W. Johnson, Au.D. and was presented by his daughter, Dr. Melissa Segev. Dr. Johnson was a Maryland native and opened Audiology Associates, Inc. (AAI) in 1977. He spent 36 years as a private practice audiologist in Maryland. Dr. Johnson also advocated…
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