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Loud and clear for Swampscott Doctor
Joan McCormack was initially interested in pursuing a career in early childhood education but when she learned about speech and hearing, she was hooked on a new career path. “It just really fascinated me,” McCormack said. “Communication is really central to everything we do.” After making the switch, McCormack graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing, the University of Connecticut with master’s degree in audiology, and Salus University, which was then the Pennsylvania State College of Optometry, with a doctorate degree in audiology.
Article from Itemlive.com November 18th, 2015
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Listen Up, Teens!
Teens need to wear hearing protection now for a lifetime of listening enjoyment. Exposure to loud music may be a leading cause of hearing loss in teens–and it is preventable. That’s the message that Boston-area audiologist Joan McCormack is working to convey. “I think healthy hearing habits should be included in high school health classes. We insist that kids wear seat belts and go to the dentist, but we ignore protecting their hearing,” says McCormack, a doctor of audiology at Atlantic Hearing Care in Swampscott, Mass.
Teen hearing loss prompts concern over iPods volume
SWAMPSCOTT a?? Maggie Upham knows kids who keep their iPod volume so loud that people nearby can hear the music. “Some of my friends listen to it really high,” said Upham, 16, as she held her hot pink iPod nano with blue ear buds. “I always tell them to turn it down.” The ubiquitous use of personal stereo devices like iPods, in part, may play a role in a recent increase in teenage hearing loss. Whatever the cause, the news worries hearing health professionals like Dr. Joan McCormack.