Dear patients & friends,

I am so excited to share with you all that our practice is growing in more ways than one! My husband, David, and I are expecting a baby girl in just a few short weeks. Watch out for a winter newsletter to introduce baby Levine! I will be taking a bit of time off over the holidays but will be leaving you in the most capable of hands.

Joanne, Madison & Maggie

I am ecstatic to introduce our newest team member, Maggie Page, to the Levine Hearing family. Maggie is a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist with over 18 years of experience in helping people hear better. She embodies everything that you know to be true of Levine Hearing’s values. She loves people, cares deeply about helping others engage in life through better hearing and goes above and beyond to make people feel valued and truly heard. Maggie will be taking appointments for all aspects of your hearing care, including hearing evaluations, hearing aid adjustments, consultations, and repairs, and as always, Joanne is ready to assist you at the front desk and to do your routine hearing aid cleanings. You can contact Maggie at 704-540-3081 or email her at Maggie.LevineHearing@gmail.com

Thank you for following along on Levine Hearing’s journey as we guide you on your hearing journey as well. It is because of each of you that we have been able to expand and help so many of your friends and neighbors in Charlotte to connect with the hearing world around them!

Sincerely,

Madison

 


Hearing Loss Crosses All Boundaries, Including Age, Background, Race, And Economics

What causes hearing loss? It can result from the cumulative effects of genetics, loud noise exposure, medications, trauma, and yes, aging. One-third of people over the age of 65 have a treatable hearing loss, while that number jumps to two-thirds of people over the age of 70. It is often hard to pinpoint exactly what caused a hearing loss, but there are many proactive ways that you can protect your hearing as much as possible.

The most common and preventable cause of hearing loss is loud noise exposure. It comes as no surprise to most that concerts and loud music played through earbuds can cause hearing damage, but there are many sounds that get overlooked. Any time that a tool such as an electric saw, drill, or hammer is being used, earplugs or earmuffs should absolutely be worn. The same goes for operation of lawnmowers, heavy duty equipment and certainly any firearms.

If a hearing loss has already been discovered, the next best way to protect your hearing is to consider treatment with hearing aids. While they cannot keep you from technically losing more hearing, they keep the nerves inside your ears stimulated by sending signals to your brain. The earlier a hearing loss is treated with hearing aids, the better the long-term results in making speech clear and crisp and it helps to keep background noise where it belongs- in the background.

Read more informational articles like this in our Blogs section.


Fun Facts About Hearing

  • A dog’s attention level can be determined by noticing their ears. Ears forward mean engaged. Pulled back ears means friendly.
  • Your ears don’t stop hearing when you sleep; your brain chooses to ignore the sound.
  •  You do not need to clean the wax out of your ears unless you have an abnormal condition. Ears push the excess wax out as needed.
  • Sound travels at the speed of 1,130 feet per second.
  • A newborn baby’s entire hearing apparatus is slightly immature but responds best to high-pitched voices.
  • The number one cause of hearing loss is exposure to excessively loud sounds (85 decibels or higher).

A new Dimension in Hearing Care 

Hear more than you ever imagined with ReSound LiNX 3D TM.

With ReSound LiNX 3D, you can connect directly to music, television and more with excellent sound quality and clear speech understanding that allows you to hear the things you want to hear. Now you can hear more, do more and be more than you ever thought possible.

 



Easy Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour                                               
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 apples – peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease six muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  • Stir together 1 1/2 cup flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt, baking powder and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix in oil, egg and milk.Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling to the top of the cup.
  • In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, butter and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix together withfork and sprinkle over unbaked muffins.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.