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8617 15 Mile Road Sterling Heights, MI 48312



Your community hearing health newsletter

What Causes Hearing Loss?

Your community hearing health newsletter!

Noise is the primary cause of hearing loss, not age. Millions of Americans, including children, have permanent hearing loss caused by the daily noises encountered in life. The world is a very noisy place: lawn mowers, emergency sirens, car alarms, concerts, firearms and portable musical devices can all take a serious toll on hearing.

Human ears are fragile. Sound waves enter the ear and vibrate the eardrum; the vibrations are sent to the inner ear, and fluid transmits them to nearby hair cells. These cells stimulate auditory nerves, which travel to the brain. The brain then translates these signals into words, music, and other sounds.

Sound exposure from an early age can further impair hearing later in life. In 2006, a study by the American Speech Language Hearing Association revealed that up to 35% of adults and 59% of teenagers listen to music at loud volumes. Researchers urge users of such devices to lower the volume to start protecting their hearing. Now is the time to prevent hearing damage!

Damage to this complex system is caused both by volume and the length of exposure to sound. Such exposure can cause hearing cells to degenerate and die. Once these cells are gone, they cannot be replaced, resulting in hearing loss.

Call today to schedule your appointment and make sure that your hearing is well taken care of!

We help you rediscover the sounds you care about.

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• What Causes Hearing Loss?


8617 15 Mile Road Sterling Heights, MI 48312

(586) 558-7477

Marina Kade, Au.D Melissa Anderson, Au.D. Donna Kudela, Audiology Assistant Taryn Thibodeau, Office Manager Cheryl Stanson, Receptionist MS051374

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8617 15 Mile Road Sterling Heights, MI 48312

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Mark Your Calendars! September 22nd, 2017

3D-printed custom titanium hearing aid built just for you

Experience unmatched hearing performance with freedom from manual adjustments and visibility. Introducing the new Phonak Virto B-Titanium. • Smallest Phonak in-the-ear hearing aid ever • 0% longer battery life than the Virto line predecessor • Made from medical grade titanium, making Virto B incredibly strong, lightweight and durable • Water, dust and corrosion resistant with an IP68* rating

Looking forward to seeing all of you! Call today

Come in and learn how we can help you fully participate in life and communicate with ease, comfort and confidence, regardless of where you are or where you are going.

of Lyric users would recommend Lyric to a friend or loved one.2

• 100% invisible • Clear, natural sound • No daily hassles • No batteries to change

Our annual Patient Appreciation Picnic will be held on Friday, September 22nd, from 12pm to 3pm. You should have received an invitation in the mail, and we’re hoping you can attend. The picnic is growing every year (last year we hosted over 150 patients). We will have entertainment and pizza again! Please call and let us know if you will be coming, so we can make sure we have enough tables/chairs/food!


Proud Provider of Phonak Hearing Technology


The inner ear is no larger than a pencil eraser in circumference.

Can a hearing aid change your life without changing how you live? Lyric Can. Lyric is the world’s first invisible extended wear hearing device. There are no batteries to change, no maintenance is needed and no daily insertion or removal is required.

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From one of our most talented patients, Michael DiFazio, who creates these digital masterpieces and exhibits them in Grosse Pointe. Thanks, Mike for the great piece!

Professional fees may apply. Annual subscription begins the first day of trial. Based on results from two surveys totaling 109 patients who had worn Lyric for at least 30 days. Lyric is not appropriate for all patients. See a Lyric Provider to determine if Lyric is right for you. 3 Individual replacement needs may vary. Duration of device battery life varies by patient and is subject to individual ear conditions. 4 Phonak needs survey, Project #862, March-April 2016, N=160

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When it comes to your hearing health, don’t settle for impersonal and high pressure Big Box Stores - trust us to help you make an informed decision. Let us continue to be prove why we are your local choice for premium hearing healthcare.