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Meet the Extern – Edi

My name is Ediberto III Rodriguez De Jesus, but everybody calls me Edi. I am the JHBI Audiology Extern for the 2022-2023 year. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, but after high school and thanks to a baseball scholarship, I decided to attend Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. At Graceland, I completed my…

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Barbie Gets Hearing Aids!

In June 2022, Mattel, the makers of Barbie, launched new dolls as part of a effort to increase diversity and inclusion. Barbie has been around for 63 years and this is the first time a Barbie with a hearing aid is available. The company worked with an educational audiologist to accurately represent hearing aids on…

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Protect Your Hearing this Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, many people will celebrate by enjoying fireworks. Whether it is a professional display or you are setting off your own, there is a risk for noise induced hearing loss. A fireworks display can produce sounds of up to 140 decibels. Noise induced hearing loss can start…

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Audiology in the Headlines

Pop-music artist, Justin Bieber, has been in the media headlines recently for his viral video explaining his recent diagnosis with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (RHS), and demonstrating his symptoms. Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (RHS) occurs when the varicella-zoster virus, which is responsible for the chicken pox, re-emerges within the body. When individuals recover from the chicken pox,…

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Headphone Safety

As more and more people are using headphones for phone calls, movies, music, etc, it is important to consider the dosage of volume we experience daily. Listening to music, or any other loud sound, is recommended only for a specific amount of time based on the overall volume. Given an amount of volume, there is…

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Basics of Auditory Processing Disorders

Audiologists generally work with those who have hearing loss due to damage to the peripheral portions of the ear, i.e. the cochlea (organ of hearing), ossicles (the bones in the middle ear space), or the external auditory canal. These peripheral losses are identified through a standard hearing assessment where a patient’s audibility is tested at a variety…

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Hearing Aids and Earwax

Everyone produces earwax. It is a healthy and important part of your auditory system, designed to help shift and remove dirt, dust, and bacteria, and to keep the ear free of foreign material. However, a buildup of that same earwax can become a problem, especially for those who wear hearing aids. An earwax impaction can cause…

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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

Did you know that the month of May is officially Better Hearing & Speech Month? Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) organizes initiatives during the month of May to help promote the fields of audiology and speech language pathology. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Connecting People” and promoting hearing health allows us…

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Walk-In Repair Clinic

Walk-In Repair ClinicIf you are experiencing problems with your hearing aid Walk-In clinic is available on Tue from 10am -11:30am and Thurs from 1pm – 2:30pm. No appointment necessary. To make an appointment call the Hearing Center at (904) 399-0350

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