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I Can't Hear What's Being Said

by on 02/27/2013 - 04:29 pm
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Bob Heiser
Hearing Health Centers
Q: I hear people, but sometimes I just don’t seem to understand all of what’s being said. I’ve never had this problem before. What’s wrong?
A: I often hear from my patients, “I can hear them, I just don’t understand them.” They say, “I can hear some people better than others,” or they have to turn up the television so loud their spouses complain.
These people most likely have a high frequency loss. They are missing some of the high tones that are responsible for the consonant sounds. One example could be the “th” sound and the “sh” sound, which are almost ali ...

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Your Pet's Health

by on 02/27/2013 - 11:57 am
Categories: Food, Home

By Jeffrey Peacock, DMD
Crossroads Animal Hospital
Believe it or not, one of the most important things you can do for your pet’s health and longevity is to feed it right. When choosing a food for your pet, it can be very confusing—and not all pet foods are created equally.
Fortunately, many pet foods today are very nutritious and will help your pet stay healthy. In addition, places such as Petco and Pet Supplies Plus sell excellent foods for your pet. There are also excellent pet foods available online, but be a bit cautious when buying one of these. Do your homework and find out as much as possible about the brand. Unfortunately, there are pet foods that lack ...

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