How Audiologists can be so important?

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The branch of medicine dealing with hearing and balance-related disorders is called Audiology. This branch has a set of specialization fields that are focused in assisting the patients at different moments. Employing various testing strategies (for example: hearing-tests, otoacoustic emission measurements, videonystagmography, and electrophysiologi...
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What are Decibels and how they impact the ear

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A Sound Wave is simply air moving at a frequency and they are the product of objects vibrating and causing the air to move. Sound waves include all the frequencies and all the volumes.  The range of human hearing is often considered to be 20 Hz to 20 kHz. However it is far more sensitive to sounds between 1 kHz and 4 kHz. For example, listener...
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Sudden Hearing Loss: Acting quickly is important

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Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is diagnosed when a loss greater than 30dB in three contiguous frequencies. The loss happens over a period of less than three days and it is typically disregarded as a head cold. The problem is that the 72 hours is more than enough to cause permanent damage. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) may be noticed ...
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Accelerating your Italian learning process is easy

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 Languages are not hard to learn once you understand that there is a fast-track formula and a reasonable number of words you need to memorize to start becoming fluent in a language. Tim Ferris here explains briefly how any thought can be conveyed with the structure of 12 sentences. This means that one has to develop a bank 12 word-order formul...
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Restoring cochlear hair cells: regeneration, technology and health

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The inner ear holds about 16.000 "hair" cells that in simple are responsible to transform waves (sound) into a coded electric signal for our brain to interpret sound. Those "hair" cells are quite fragile and we must take care of them.  "There's so many ways that these hair cells can be damaged from loud noises, and it really doesn't take a lon...
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Buon Anno a tutti!

Buon Anno a tutti!
The Ascoitando Team wishes you a wonderful new year! 2016 was fun and productive and we are looking to get an even more amazing 2017. We are keeping our events and beneficiaries in Moscow, ID and Tucson, AZ and we are looking to expand the events towards more cultural experiences. In the works, we have a few amazing events such as Giro in Bici, Art...
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ILY

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Sometimes, some things are very hard to say: because they are too complex... or we don't have the words... or we speak different languages... or because we are too far away to get the message across... "The basics for all communications should begin with ILY in the heart of the listener." If you start with this simple concept in your heart, then no...
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Veterans Day - Hearing Loss

Veterans Day - Hearing Loss
In the United States, hearing loss is the most common injury to veterans since 9/11. Troops often return from deployment with diminished hearing, ringing in their ears, or both. It makes sense when you consider causes like roadside bombs, gunfire, and loud engines. Today, more than 400,000 veterans of the Afghan and Iraqi wars suffer from this...
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Tips and Tricks for Teachers

Tips and Tricks for Teachers
This video has a few tips that are very positive on how we as educators should communicate with children that do have to deal with mild hearing loss. Mild hearing loss means that the child can hear but the amount of sound lost is enough to have a drastic negative impact in the child's understanding of words and phrases. Mild hearing loss can make t...
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Where are we in Hearing Aid Tech?

Gerald R Popelka is a PhD, Professor, and Chief of Audiology, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. This video is quite informative about the current technologies and the relevant statistics of hearing loss and how to approach them. Popelka summarizes the devices and provides important information that can...
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Tap Takeover - August 17, 2016

Tap Takeover - August 17, 2016
Every two weeks , Tapped - Taphouse & Kitchen opens their bar to feature a new brewery and help a non-profit. Wednesday August 17th was our turn to be a part of this amazing gathering at one of the most amazing restaurants in downtown Moscow, ID. Hale's Ales brought a great deal of prices and  The beers served: Supergoose IPA Pale American...
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Note Magiche - Tucson

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Having a chance of developing Note Magiche Tucson was a great experience. As the founder of Ascoltando, I am excited to announce a long term relationship has begun with ASDB (Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind), Caffe Milano and Us! The truth is that our operation in Tucson began with the right foot because of the involvement and promotion o...
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Why should we be active and help deaf children?

Why should we be active and help deaf children?
​Being deaf is one of the most limiting problems a child can have. Deafness is not something that can be seen but it has a huge impact in the way the brain works. This is because the child who suffers from deafness does not have the basic communication feedback that allows him to develop the languages that surround him. There are many ways to compl...
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