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Dial Down the VolumeWith the summer concert season in full swing, an audiologist offers ways to protect your hearing from the permanent damage loud music can cause.
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
The most important thing — in anything in medicine — is the history and what the patient tells you. And an allergist takes a very detailed history about things that most people — most physicians — don’t ask about. We ask: how old is your mattress, how old is your pillow, do you have animals sleeping in the bedroom, what kind of heating do you have? So we ask all kinds of questions about their everyday lives to try and figure out how they’re affected by their environment.
Society’s approach to allergies is that you just live with them. So when patients come to see us they’re pretty miserable. And they’ve tried most of the over-the-counter solutions, and it’s not enough. And so they really want some guidance about what it is that could be causing them so much distress. And they also want to be a partner in the solution.
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