An Unconventional Childhood – Growing Up with Deaf Grandparents

This is a personal story about an unconventional childhood.  Maybe "unusual" childhood is a better description. It begins way back ...
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Making a Difference: “Definitely Worth It”

The Marion Downs Center takes pride in providing high quality service to all individuals. Camille came to the Marion Downs ...
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Otoxicity & Hearing Loss

Ototoxicity refers to "ear poison" and can cause hearing loss, tinnitus, and/or related balance disorders. According to the U.S. Occupational ...
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Protect Your Hearing: Music and Loud Toys

Protect your hearing or your children's hearing when it comes to music and loud toys. - Play music at 85 ...
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Communication Strategies During the Holidays

The Marion Downs Center has communication strategies to incorporate into holiday gatherings. Get people's attention first before talking Turn the ...
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Marion Downs Holiday Party 2022 Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual Marion Downs Holiday Party! We are grateful for the support ...
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Kabul Evacuee Receives Hearing Aids at the Marion Downs Center

Bilal's family were among the 80,000+ evacuees who arrived in the United States after the fall of Kabul in 2021. ...
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Charlie Hebeler, 2022 Legacy Award Recipient

2022 Legacy Award Recipient – Charlie Hebeler

Charlie Hebeler, PhD is our 2022 Legacy Award recipient and has been an advisor, board member, and volunteer for the ...
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Custom Shooter Ear Plugs

Westone DefendEar Digital DX5 Custom Shooter's Ear Plugs allow you to customize your hearing protection with five programmed modes that ...
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