Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Effects of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Last week we discussed the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s campaign to prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL): Listen to Your Buds. The campaign focuses on how listening to personal music devices through headphones can result in permanent hearing damage, and increasing problem … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Buds!

Nearly every kid and teenager in America spends a good amount of their free time listening to music on their MP3 player. But did you know that listening to music at too high of a level can cause permanent noise-induced … Continue reading

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Cleft Palate: How you can help!

In last week’s blog, we talked about cleft palates, and how they affect a child’s speech and language development. In the US, most cleft palates are treated with surgery in a child’s early life, and most go on to live … Continue reading

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What is a Cleft Palate?

A cleft palate is a type of facial birth defect in which a child is born with an opening in the boney part of the roof of the mouth. The extent of the cleft can vary from child to child … Continue reading

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Stroke: Cognitive Deficits

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed some of the communication deficits that can arise from experiencing a stroke and how therapy with a speech-language pathologist can help. Today, we conclude our stroke series with one more type of stroke-induced … Continue reading

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