Quincy Hearing - October 2017

Testimonial Corner “Dr. Powis took great care in making sure I and my mother understood how hearing works, and did a full and comprehensive hearing test. My mother was recommended hearing aids, and Dr. Powis went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that her hearing aids were fine-tuned to her needs, and explained how they worked, how to use them, and keep them working well, and even how it takes time for the brain to get used to a new hearing dynamic and to give it a couple of weeks. She did a follow-up test and readjusted them accordingly. My mother’s eyes lit up when her hearing improved, and seems much happier and less isolated than before. Her newsletter and emails give great information and helps to live a more robust audio life. I highly recommend Quincy Hearing and Dr. Powis.” –William G. “I’ve worn hearing aids all of my life. I grew up going to big practices with a huge staff of doctors and audiologists, so I was nervous about going to such a small practice close to my home in Dorchester. But once you spend time with Dr. Janice Powis, it’s hard to imagine seeing anyone else. I am always impressed and actually moved by how much time she spends with me. I feel comforted by her, ready to take on the stresses of being hearing impaired. Just to list a couple of pluses: she seems up to date, suggesting a Bluetooth-compatible hearing aid (I never thought I would be able to listen to podcasts in the car! I don’t miss phone calls due to my hearing!), she is holistic and sends email tutorials about hearing and self- care, and she is incredibly generous (she gave me free telecoil magnets, set me up with caption phone services). And after a generous trial after my first appointment, I purchased an aid from her and was pleasantly surprised that she could set up a heath care credit card for a payment plan. I can’t speak to prices, since my job and degree of loss require the best, but I couldn’t be happier with the ease/ availability, quality, and kindness received from her practice.” – Arual E.

Just because summer is over, that doesn’t signal an end to fun. How about those Halloween parties, sweater weather, and football season? The list goes on and on. In fact, fall might be the most interesting season of them all. Here are five facts you probably didn’t know about the season. 1. It was originally called “harvest.” The reasons for that should be fairly obvious. In a world that was far more agricultural, the season was defined by the harvesting of crops. It’s also a reference to the harvest moon, which was essential to farmers during the season. The names “autumn” and “fall” have no known origins, but fall is used almost exclusively in America. 2. Fall babies tend to be impressive. Not only does the world’s most common birthday, October 5, land in fall, but those babies have built an impressive resume. The British Department for Education found that they tend to do better in school and also tend to live longer. 3. Weight gain is most common in the fall. It’s not only the Halloween candy or Thanksgiving turkey. Researchers believe it’s primarily caused by lower levels of vitamin D. As the days shorten and temperatures drop, we tend to get less sun. It’s another reason to be careful about diet and exercise this season. 4. Autumn is good for the economy. “Leaf peeping,” which is a slang term for fall foliage tourism, is more than just a funny name. It’s also a $3 billion industry in New England alone. So, if you thought winter and summer were the only seasons that brought along seasonal tourism spikes, you thought wrong. 5. People fall in love more in the fall. Men and women’s testosterone levels tend to spike in the autumn, which makes women even more attractive to men than in the summer months. A data study on Facebook also found that more people change their relationship status from “single” to “in a relationship” during the fall than any other season. 5 Fascinating Facts About Fall

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