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How Your Home Can Affect Your Hearing

April 11, 2022

From the nextavenue website

When audiologist Erika Shakespeare and her husband, Brian, moved into an old farmhouse several years ago, their relationship suffered. “My husband and I have normal hearing, but when we moved into that house, we were starting to argue all the time, because we weren’t hearing each other as well as we used to in our old environment,” she says.

Fortunately, Shakespeare, who owns Audiology & Hearing Aid Associates in La Grande, Ore., was able to diagnose the problem. The couple didn’t need hearing aids. Instead, they needed curtains on the windows. And canvas-mounted photos on the walls. And throw rugs on the echoey hardwood floors.

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