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Can Ear Piercings Affect Hearing? For almost as long as civilization has been around, piercing the ears has been popular. Whether it was done as part of a ritual, rite, or just for aesthetics, there is evidence as far back as 2500 BC of ear piercing. Today, this popular tradition continues, but it isn’t just the earlobe that is the

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School Hearing Screening Well, the kids are FINALLY back in school. (Did I just say that outloud?) They have their pencils, paper, binders, etc. So what else do they need? A hearing screening. In the State of Tennessee, as with other states, it is the law according to Health Screening Guidelines that students in Pre K, K, 2nd, 4th, 6th,

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Strategies to Help the Hearing Impaired Communicate Does your hearing loss ever make it difficult for you to fully participate in conversations? Dr. Ronald Sheffey, the audiologist at Ears 4 U in Nashville, would like to share a few strategies with you to help make communicating with others easier. Obviously, hearing loss affects your day to day living, from receiving

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Calling All Fashionistas   Calling all fashionistas...You know who you are. Remember the fad (Maybe its still in style; I really don’t remember.) of wearing fake glasses even though you could see perfectly? You know the ones... big, sweet looking frames with clear (non-prescription) lenses in them. Was it Sarah Palin that started that whole sexy librarian look? Well now

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Do I Really Need Two Hearing Aids?   One of the more frequently asked questions Dr. Sheffey, Audiologist at Ears 4 U in Nashville, hears is, “Do I really need to purchase two hearing aids? I mean, I hear pretty well out of this ear; it’s just the other one I have trouble with.” Well he’s here today to tell

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