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Quiet Places for Dining in Chicago

Chicago is chock-full of amazing dining options. How lucky are we to live in a city where you can find every type of cuisine, at many different price points, and in many different neighborhoods? You probably have favorites that are your go-to places. Trying someplace new is tricky because restaurants are noisy these days! Many… View Article
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Untreated Hearing Loss Brings Unwanted Side Effects

Many people of all ages struggle with their hearing. Almost two-thirds of adults age 70 or older experience a hearing loss.* Children can have hearing losses as well, and their families are typically quick to respond and get help. This makes good sense. When children do not hear well, they experience developmental delays, and academic… View Article
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Got Clogged Ears?

Louisa Liang, Au.D. The body produces earwax, also known as cerumen, as a natural defense mechanism to keep out bacteria, bugs, and dirt. The cerumen also functions as a protective barrier to reduce irritation, infection, or damage to the sensitive skin in the ear canals. Naturally, it slowly migrates out of the ears over time…. View Article
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Holiday Partying with a Hearing Loss

They’re here! The holidays are often filled with parties, family gatherings and work events. Even the grocery stores are busier. Fun, but potentially stressful if you have a hearing loss. I hope the following suggestions will help make the season more enjoyable for you: Plan before the event. Think about where you are going and… View Article
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Traveling for the Holidays? Guidelines and Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants

By Louisa Liang, Au.D. The holiday season is upon us and for many that means traveling to see family or friends. Travel is exciting and fun, but if you have hearing aids or cochlear implants, you may benefit from some information and tips. Patients ask Dr. Ullauri and me two questions regarding flying with hearing… View Article
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Struggling with Your Current Hearing Devices?

Dr. Ullauri answers some common questions about hearing aids and cochlear implants. Patients who are current hearing aid users who are experiencing problems, or patients who want cochlear implant assessments, must navigate a changing technological landscape. Below, Dr. Ullauri tackles 4 common questions that address these issues: I was told many years ago I wasn’t… View Article
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September is Healthy Aging Month! Read “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism” for a New Take on Living Agefully

Last month I received a backhanded compliment from an acquaintance who meant well, but whose words fell a little flat. “Happy Birthday -you’re holding it together quite well so you should be happy☺” I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about those sentiments. Honored by the kind wishes, yes, but not truly flattered by them…. View Article
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Turn it Down – Protecting Your Hearing Health

(Earbuds and Headphones are Fashion Statements!) By Bethany Webb Growing up, if your household was anything like mine, “turn it down!” was one of the most common phrases used by adults and siblings alike. Whether it was the TV, the radio, or someone’s personal listening device, it seemed like someone always thought something was too… View Article
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What You Don’t Know About Hearing Loss and the Brain

New studies show that hearing loss can lead to changes in the brain.  The brain’s ability to change is referred to as neuroplasticity.  In early childhood, neuroplasticity is particularly important as it is the foundation for learning and acquiring different skills.  Neuroplasticity usually works in our favor, but there are some situations when that is not the case. Dr…. View Article
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One More Reason to Love Dark Chocolate (You’re Welcome 🙂 )

Dark chocolate (70% or higher cocoa content) is the food item I would choose for my stranded on a desert island staple. I absolutely love it and eat at least 3 ounces a day with great pleasure. Chances are you might share my love, or at least find dark chocolate very satisfying. Have you heard about its possible… View Article
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