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Hi Lafayette!  Here's a great article I read recently on healthy hearing habits, specifically when listening to music.  Enjoy these top tips! https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/06/music-hearing-loss_n_6755058.html Your friend in Audiology, Dr. Breitling

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Hi Lafayette, hearing protection is something that I am very passionate about.  I talk about it alot, but it always bears repeating.  Recently, I found an episode of Ask This Old House, which aired on February 12, 2015.  In a segment called Ask Kevin, host Kevin O'Connor teaches hearing safety when using power tools.  Unfortunately there are no high quality

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Hi Lafayette, have you ever wondered how sounds are perceived by someone with hearing loss?  Here's a nicely written article from NPR with soundclips for you to experience:  https://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/04/06/175945670/the-real-sounds-of-hearing-loss  After you listen to the sound clips, you'll begin to appreciate the challenges the hearing impaired face. Your friend in Audiology, Dr. Breitling

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Nicely put by my friends at the National Institutes of Health Division of Safety. Just a reminder that I don't just offer hearing aids to Lafayette and the surrounding communities, I also offer advice and fit various types of hearing protection.  Contact me for a appointment to discuss your needs today!  

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You've probably heard that the decibel level at football stadiums can become really loud, record breaking even.  So how loud can it get? Is there a benefit to the home team when there is increased noise?  What's the origin of the huddle?  My friends at Oticon came up with this nice little infographic.  Enjoy, Dr. Breitling

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A night of fireworks!  This is probably the other big night of fireworks (after July 4th).  Here is a relevant article that discusses hearing protection when watching fireworks.  A great read!    On that note, I wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2015!  Dr. Erik Breitling https://www.boystownhospital.org/knowledgeCenter/articles/hearing/Pages/Fireworks.aspx

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Recently on my break, I came across an article written on a larger than life legend in my profession. Dr. Marion Downs passed away November 2014 at the age of 100. She was someone who stumbled on the profession but had an incredible influence on newborn hearing screening. Despite her persistence for more than 30 years, it wasn’t until 1993

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I would like to thank my parents for their unwavering support, my lovely wife Mareike for always believing in me, Ms. Cindy Turner of the Contra Costa County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for helping me realize my dream, the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, the Young Professionals group of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Dan White and Ms. Martha

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Hi friends in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda! Did you miss my ribbon cutting ceremony in Lafayette?  Not a problem!  Now you can view the photo gallery on my Google+ page.  In fact, why not follow me on there?  Looking forward to meeting you soon! Google+ Photos Dr. Breitling

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