huntersHunting Season is upon us, and the staff at Physician’s Hearing want to help you and/or those hunters in your life enjoy the hobby safely.

Hearing loss can occur in under a minute with sounds over 120 decibels. The average firearm starts at 140 decibels. If you are out shooting with others, without proper ear protection, damage can occur quickly.

Read more: Hunter Hearing Safety

Football-crowd editedThe volume at a football game can average between 85-95 decibels when nothing exciting is happening. Add in cheers and air horns, you may be exposed to up to 120 decibels several times throughout the game. While being exposed to 85 decibels for a few hours typically won’t cause hearing damage, decibels exceeding 110 for more than 15 minutes at a time, can.

Read more: Sports and Hearing

Best of Wiregrass 2017

It’s that time of year again – the Best of Wiregrass 2017 is in full swing! Why should you choose Physicians Hearing Center as the BEST audiology provider in the region? We’ve compiled a list of the top 7 reasons to vote for us in 2017:

  1. We’ve been providing top-notch hearing healthcare to the Dothan, Alabama, area since 1977. 
  2. Our extensive hearing aid selection, including the award-winning rechargeable OPN!
  3. We offer a 60-day risk free trial on your new hearing aids.
  4. Dr. Gracie Herndon and Dr. Julie Ann Rikard. We love of our practice, our patients, and their hearing wellness.
  5. We make sure you see an improvement in your hearing!
  6. Just watch our testimonials on Facebook!
  7. We take the crown year after year!

Voting ends July 11, 2017, at 11:59 PM – so hurry! To cast your vote for Physicians Hearing Center, simply click the “HEALTH & BEAUTY” category. Then, choose “Best Hearing Aid Provider” from the dropdown menu and click the “Vote” button next to Physicians Hearing Center.

Read more: Reasons to Vote for Physicians Hearing Center Best of the Wiregrass

Fotolia 91251491 Subscription Monthly XL 1You may associate hearing loss with old age, and you’d be probably right—until now.
About 1 in 20 adolescents in the US have hearing loss. But young people simply don’t consider that it could happen to them.

Hearing loss is caused by being around high volume noise over extended periods. It’s described like waves of noise hitting a shore, beating over time, crushing the hair fibers inside the ear. The larger issue is that when noise-induced hearing loss occurs, it is often too late, irreversible and, if a significant loss, can be life-altering.

Hearing loss isn’t just limited to loud music in headphones, as most people think. Often times, young people have no idea the damage they’re doing by listening to TVs, attending concerts, or playing music for extended amounts of time.

Read more: Music Can Be Good for the Soul, But Bad for Your Ears

Dothan Eagle

 by Peggy Ussery    May 20, 2017

Physicians Hearing Center at ENTcareRules for hearing aids are fairly simple. Don’t step on them. Don’t wear them while swimming or showering. And, don’t let a dog or cat chew on them.

That last rule also goes for toddler grandbabies.

Annie McNair has been without hearing aids for three years, ever since her 2-year-old grandson decided to remove the beeping devices from his grandmother’s ears while she napped.

“He was curious about that sound they were making,” McNair, 55, said. “I went to sleep and when I woke up, they were everywhere in the bed. He had just chewed them up. He didn’t swallow them; he just chewed them to pieces.”

McNair, however, has a brand new set of hearing aids as one of four winners in the 2017 hearing aid contest held by Physicians Hearing Center at ENTcare and the Dothan Eagle. Twenty people were nominated for the contest, which was started 17 years ago.

Along with McNair, winners were Raymond Lawson, Rodney Chambliss, and Brenda Lewis. Cost is the leading factor in why many people delay getting hearing aids or replacing their devices once they’re damaged or no longer work. The cost of devices can range from $2,000 to $7,000 for both ears.

Read more: Contest Winners Receive New Hearing Aids