Hey everyone,

With most major events canceled throughout Key West and beyond, this summer has turned into one long staycation in your very own backyard.

It’s a good time to embrace the quietness and give your ears the break they deserve. Besides, you don’t really want post-concert tinnitus, right? Right!

Perhaps you’ve noticed that some celebrities are talking about their hearing loss publicly. Stars such as Halle Berry, Barbra Streisand, Rob Lowe, Robert Redford …

… And rocker Huey Lewis. Following years in the music business, Huey already had a hearing loss in his right ear.

But in 2018, he was left devastated following a Meniere’s disease diagnosis in his “good” left ear. The additional hearing loss, vertigo, and tinnitus made performing impossible, and he had to cancel his tour.

In a recent NPR interview, he discusses the challenges he faced but adds, “I’m hoping to recover my hearing so we can get the band back together and play live.”

Celebrities aren’t the only ones addressing hearing loss publicly, though. Some manufacturers are creating products that shine the spotlight on hearing loss.

American Girl, for instance, has produced a doll that wears a hearing aid, highlighting the issue of children’s hearing loss.

Thanks to the publicity, hearing loss is no longer a taboo subject but a mainstream topic, inspiring people across the US to confront their own hearing issues and seek help.

Shout It From The Rooftops!

Celebrity testimonials can inspire millions. But raising community awareness through its residents is even more powerful.

You should be proud of your own hearing care efforts, so why not share your journey with others? Your words of wisdom will be music to their ears!

It’s not only people who have lived long, fulfilling lives that develop a hearing loss. Younger generations are also affected.

Knowing hearing loss symptoms and seeking early treatment can lead to a brighter future. A hearing assessment is all it takes to make a huge difference in someone’s life.

If you or someone close to you has concerns, contact me, and I’ll be ready to offer rapid assistance.

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Have a question or need help? Then I’m here for you.

Call me at: 786-627-7858.

Stay safe.

Dr. Michelle

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Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D

Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D., is Florida’s leading doctor of audiology and has over 25 years of experience in this dynamic industry. Before setting up her own business in Florida & Central America, she served as a pediatric audiologist and rehabilitative services manager at the Miami Children’s Hospital. She has worked with patients of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds during her long and diverse career, and she is still heavily involved in international humanitarian projects, helping hearing-impaired children globally.