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March 14, 2013

Let us be kind to our ears


Niagara Gazette — Q: What can you tell me about hearing loss?

A: Well, as you get up in age you are going to have some hearing loss. But, If somebody is exposed to hazardous noise over a period of years they are going to have worse hearing loss. People should protect their hearing when they are around noise, like when using power tools, grass cutters, snow blowers and vacuum cleaners.

Q: How can people best protect their hearing?

A: What they have to do is go buy some simple roll up ear plugs. If you don’t use the ear plugs (around noise), even when you are young, you could be a candidate for a hearing aid much earlier in life.

Q: How did you get into this business?

A: My uncle died at age 16 of an ear infection, long before there were antibiotics. So, I think I feel like my career is a calling.

Q; How is your hearing?

A: (Laughs) Ask my wife. It’s terrible.

Contact Features Editor Michele DeLuca at 282-2311, ext. 2263.

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