Hey there,

July is normally a time when calendars are filled with Massachusetts’ booming music festivals and roaring Red Sox games.

This year will be different. But historical instances where you’ve witnessed very loud sounds can still impact your hearing later in life.

Someone who knows this all too well is musician Huey Lewis, of Huey Lewis and the News.

After years spent playing to sell-out crowds, he found out he had Meniere’s disease, which can produce vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss symptoms.

Happily, he’s thinking of returning to the stage in the future after seeking treatment and rehabilitative care.

“I’m hoping to recover my hearing so we can get the band back together and play live,” he said in a recent NPR interview.

In the past, it would have been rare for someone to discuss their condition publicly.

Today, celebrities, such as Halle Berry, Barbra Streisand, Rob Lowe, and Robert Redford, have all opened up about their hearing difficulties.

It’s part of a collective effort to reduce the stigma surrounding hearing loss – removing common assumptions and worries about the solutions available.

Now is the time to feel positive! Hearing loss is the result of a life well-lived, and it’s a great time to inspire others to get the help they need in the future.

How Can I Get Involved?

If you want to make a change to others’ lives, August is a great time to get involved, as it’s Duncan Hearing’s Hearing Health Awareness Month!

Each year, more people are experiencing hearing loss in America.

In the past, this has been common among those who’ve had long, fascinating lives. But due to new habits, younger folks are also experiencing plenty of challenges as well.

It’s amazing when a public figure reduces hearing loss stigma. But for a loved one, it’s as important to get first-hand insights and feedback from someone they trust.

Even better – with Duncan Hearing Healthcare’s new Curbside service, they can receive a quick, easy, and safe hearing test from the comfort of their vehicle.

It’s one of many innovations the team has made so everyone can get the right assistance as soon as possible. Rapid clean, checks, and repairs are also available when you book in advance.

If someone receives attention early on in their condition, a doctor of audiology can provide solutions to preserve their hearing for longer.

The team is counting on you to spread as much awareness as you can throughout August. Contact us to find out how you can get involved within your community!

Useful Resources

Apple Introduces iOS14 with Sound Recognition Technology

The sound recognition feature is a small yet powerful tool that has been announced with Apple’s iOS14 upgrades at their annual WWDC Keynote on June 23…

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What Happens at a Pediatric Hearing Test?

Are you a parent of a child who has difficulty hearing what you say to them? Dr. Landis explains what happens when you bring your child for a hearing test so that you can both rest assured you are in safe hands…

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Have a question or need help? We’re here for you!

Call us at (508) 674-3334.

The Team at Duncan Hearing Healthcare

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Nancy Duncan, Au.D.

Dr. Duncan’s Southcoast roots run deep, establishing a special connection to the community where she practices. A homegrown product, she graduated from Somerset High, just across the Taunton from Fall River, and received her B.S. in communication disorders and psychology from Worcester State College. Her master of science in audiology was awarded at the University of Arkansas in 1997, after which she worked for several private audiology practices in Arkansas, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.