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The failure of FTX, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, reminds us of something we’ve known all along—information, and timely and accurate information at that—is the most important component of every decision we make. 


In August, the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, approved the sale of over-the-counter, or OTC, hearing aids for Americans. While increased access to the aids may be viewed by some as a positive development due to lower costs for citizens, there also may be negative ripple effects of the FDA’s decision. Below, Associate Clinical Professor and Audiologist Kelli Watts from Auburn University’s Speech and Hearing Clinic and Gregory Spray, an assistant professor of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, weigh in on the topic. They look at the issue from a variety of angles and suggest the best course of action for anyone who may be suffering from hearing loss.


Food prices are soaring over this time last year, and even the Thanksgiving turkey is not being spared. Turkey prices are at their highest levels since 2000, adding to what is already expected to be a more expensive celebration later this month. Wendiam Sawadgo, an agricultural economist with Alabama Extension has the skinny on a why we’ll pay more this Thanksgiving.