Hey there,

July is usually a time when our calendars are punctuated by Independence Day firework displays and roaring outdoor music performances.

These are times to let your hair down and soak up the sun. But even today, past exposure to loud sounds can detrimentally affect your hearing.

An eminent musician who knows all about this is Huey Lewis, famed for performing with the band Huey Lewis and the News.

After a lifetime of touring, he was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease in 2018.

The condition can produce vertigo, hearing loss, and tinnitus – troubling for anyone, especially if you’re in the music business.

But after receiving successful treatment, Huey’s thinking about making a comeback.

“I’m hoping to recover my hearing so we can get the band back together and play live,” he said in a recent NPR interview.

For years, it was taboo for someone to discuss a hearing loss in public.

But today, many celebrities, including Halle Berry, Barbra Streisand, Rob Lowe, and Robert Redford, have revealed their conditions and journeys to better hearing.

Awareness is also being raised among children, with toy manufacturer American Girl releasing a doll that wears a hearing aid, which they named their “Girl of the Year.”

These actions are fantastic for the hard of hearing community, as they reduce stigma and make it easier for others with a concern to reach out for help.

Hearing loss is a sign that you’ve lived a fantastic, vibrant life. Now is the time to let others know of the benefits that professional treatment can bring!

How Can I Get Involved?

It’s important when a public figure discusses a hearing loss openly. But it’s just as crucial that someone feels they can receive support about a concern from a person they trust.

This year it’s especially important as hearing loss is on the rise across the US.

It’s not uncommon to see conditions emerge among those who’ve had a lifetime of experiences. But unfortunately, young people are becoming some of the most susceptible these days.

Hearing loss can often go undetected for years, so it’s important to encourage anyone with a concern to get a comprehensive hearing test. This will reveal any early warning signs.

If you or someone else has worries, contact the team at one of the centers. They’ll be ready to assist you in an instant.

Patient Resources

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Troubleshooting Common Hearing Aid Issues

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Have a question or need help? We’re here for you!

Call us at
(407) 499-8328 (East Orlando, FL),
(407) 329-9486 (South Orlando, FL),
(407) 942-7715 (Winter Springs, FL).

Have a great July!

The team at Preferred Hearing Centers

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Mark D. Johnson, HAS, BC-HIS, A.C.A.

Mark began his career in the hearing healthcare field in 1993 with a major hearing aid/care provider. He opened his own practice in 1994 in Orlando, Fl.  In 1995, he became board-certified, and through continued training received his A.C.A. credentialing as a certified audioprosthologist in 1997. He has conducted many hearing educational workshops, both for professionals and for the general public, and trained many individuals in the hearing healthcare field.