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Take the Hearing Health Challenge for 2018!!

Make an appointment to get your hearing tested!

It is important to have your ears tested at least once a year, especially if you are experiencing any buzzing or ringing in your ears or unable to hear clearly.

Call Dr. Claudine Croyle at the Johnstown Division of Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania at (814) 535-5508 to make an appointment.  Dr. Croyle has over 20 years of experience in audiology specializing in hearing testing and hearing aids.

Reduce the volume on personal music devices to under 70% of the maximum.

Noise-induced hearing loss can occur gradually over time by listening to loud music or being exposed to loud environmental noises.  Next time you are using your earphones on a high volume, remember that you are damaging your ears!

Eat certain nutrients into your diet for optimal hearing health.


There foods that can prevent or delay hearing loss. 

Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D: Usually found in fish, both can have positive effects on hearing loss.

Antioxidants and folic acid: You can find this in spinach, beans, broccoli, asparagus, eggs, nuts and liver.

Magnesium and potassium: Bananas, potatoes, artichokes, and broccoli are rich in magnesium and potassium..

Zinc can be found in dark chocolate and oysters. It is important to include zinc because it boosts the body’s immune system and is responsible for warding off germs that cause the common cold and ear infections. 

Vitamins C and E and glutathione: Vitamin C and E can increase your overall health by reducing the chance of getting an ear infection. Vitamins C and E can be found in vegetables and in fruit.

Click here to find out more about Johnstown/Somerset Division Outpatient Speech and Hearing Services.

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