Health

Hearing Loss in Pre-Born Infants

August 16, 2018

Compared to full-term children, there is an increased incidence of hearing loss and visual impairment among moderately- and late-preterm infants, according to a study published online July 17 in Pediatrics.

Mikko Hirvonen, M.D., from the Central Finland Health Care District in Jyväskylä, and colleagues compared the incidences of sensory impairments among very-preterm (VP; <32 + 0/7 weeks), moderately-preterm (MP; 32 + 0/7 to 33 + 6/7 weeks), late-preterm (LP; 34 + 0/7 to 36 + 6/7 weeks), and term infants (≥37 weeks) using data from a national registry (1,018,256 infants).

The researchers found that the incidences of sensory impairments decreased with advancing gestational age at birth (P < 0.001). Intracranial hemorrhage and convulsions were associated with increased risks of hearing loss and visual impairment. There was an increased risk of hearing loss with VP (odds ratio [OR], 2.34) and LP (OR, 1.26) births, as well as an increased risk of visual impairment with VP (OR, 1.94), MP (OR, 1.42), and LP (OR, 1.31) births.

"MP and LP groups constitute the majority of all prematurely born children, and impairments among these groups constitute a major burden to society and the health care system," the authors write.

To learn more about Ear & Hearing health, please contact Carpenter Ear & Hearing in Green Bay.

Carpenter Ear & Hearing is located at  1808 Allouez Avenue Suite D, in Allouez.  You can visit them on the web at  https://carpenterhearing.com, or Give them a Call at 920.469.3209.  

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a comprehensive array of services

July 12, 2018

At Carpenter Ear and Hearing Center, their goal is to provide you the best possible hearing care, based upon your individual needs. They provide a comprehensive array of services related to evaluation, rehabilitation and prevention of hearing loss:

Hearing Aids
Digital hearing aids are available from a variety of manufacturers and in all sizes, from behind the ear to completely in-the-canal. We believe in providing the latest technology with personalized care.

Hearing Assistive Technology|Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) include devices such as amplified telephones, cell phone accessories, television listening systems, alarm clocks, telephone and doorbell ring signalers, flashing smoke alarms, and personal listening systems to assist people to hear or be alerted to environmental signals, with or without hearing aids. We have a demonstration display of a number of these products so that our patients can learn for themselves which devices are most beneficial.

Swim Molds, Noise Protectors, And Earmolds For Phone Headsets
We offer custom-made swim molds and earmolds for use with telephone headsets in a variety of styles and colors. We also offer custom-made and generic hearing protectors and musician's plugs that provide protection while maintaining the fidelity of the music.

Carpenter Ear & Hearing is located at  1808 Allouez Avenue Suite D, in Allouez.  You can visit them on the web at  https://carpenterhearing.com, or Give them a Call at 920.469.3209.  

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Hearing Loss In Children

May 31, 2018

What Are The Signs?

Hearing loss in children can occur at any time in life from other acquired factors such as ear infections, head trauma, certain medications, and genetic factors.

You may suspect your child has a hearing loss if you observe any of the following:

Failed newborn hearing screening

Delays in speech and language acquisition, including baby babbling

Frequent ear infections

Not startling to loud sounds

Not turning to the location of sounds after six months of age

Difficulty following verbal directions

Daydreaming in many situations

Concerns by school teachers or failed school hearing screening

Loud volume on the TV or radio

Complaints from the child that they cannot hear

A pediatric audiologist is trained to test children of all ages.

Any symptom of hearing loss in children should be addressed promptly so that speech, language and academic development are not delayed or impacted.

Carpenter Ear & Hearing is located at  1808 Allouez Avenue Suite D, in Allouez.  You can visit them on the web at  https://carpenterhearing.com, or Give them a Call at 920.469.3209.  

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Welcoming Carpenter Ear & Hearing Center to the Network

May 24, 2018

The Green Bay News Network is proud to Welcome our newest Member, Carpenter Ear & Hearing Center!

We asked Larry Carpenter, Clinical Audiologist, to share a bit about himself and his practice:

After graduating with a Master of Science degree from the University of WI-Oshkosh in January, 1985, I began my adventures in Audiology in Des Moines, IA. I worked in medical, clinical, hospital and educational settings for the next 22 years.

I have been living and working in Green Bay for the past 28 years.

Carpenter Ear and Hearing SC began in August, 2007. Being in my own business has been very enjoyable. I owe much of this enjoyment to the patients that I see and work with on a daily basis.

My professional interests are in hearing loss, hearing aids, balance and dizziness disorders, and ear protection. With the knowledge I have gained throughout the years I hope to provide people with a pleasant experience in a caring atmosphere at a very reasonable cost. I also try to have some fun while helping people improve their lives!

Carpenter Ear & Hearing is located at  1808 Allouez Avenue Suite D, in Allouez.  You can visit them on the web at  https://carpenterhearing.com, or Give them a Call at 920.469.3209.  

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