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Video Conferencing while Hearing Impaired

Video Conferencing while Hearing Impaired

Change in social climate has also caused noticeable change in the workplace. For those who work with groups of people, like educators, the change is drastic. From standing before a group to talking into a camera, it is very different from the norm. This new normal of video calls and video...

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Employment & Hearing Health

Employment & Hearing Health

Ears, both the inner ear and outer ear, are affected by the environment around them. The most common hazards are temperature, noise and particles in the air or water. Extreme temperatures both hot and cold have been known to affect the inner ear by causing conditions like ‘Swimmer’s Ear’....

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Loneliness and Hearing Loss

Loneliness and Hearing Loss

Loneliness and hearing loss, is there a connection? Yes. Before birth, humans connect to the world around them through their five senses and hearing is the most influential at that time of life. Hearing connects us to the world in many ways but the most valuable influences are the ones we share...

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Hearing Aid Maintenance

Hearing Aid Maintenance

Hearing aids are a significant hearing health investment.  If maintained and cared for properly they can last for many years.  SNA recommends for hearing aids to be checked at least twice a year.  However, in between checkups, it is imperative to keep the outer and inner workings of hearing...

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Phones for Hearing Impaired

Phones for Hearing Impaired

Hearing loss can make conversations over the phone nearly impossible without a specialty phone. Home phones with enlarged buttons and special speakers that are louder than the average home phone are an invaluable tool to those with hearing loss. These specialty phones help keep users in touch with...

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Ears Are AMAZING

Ears Are AMAZING

Ears are amazing at adapting to the environment around them. In loud environments, the first reaction most people have is to cover their ears in an attempt to block the sound. Overwhelming volumes can initially cause a ringing sound or painful sensation but the ear will adapt until the sounds...

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Listening Environments

Listening Environments

Days can begin quiet and quickly change as they progress.  A combination of usual background noises, conversations, outside noises, television and music can offer challenges for those with hearing loss.  Listening environments vary from person to person.  Some people have very high...

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Ear Health

Ear Health

A healthy ear is a clean ear.  Properly caring for them can help prevent hearing loss and ear infections. Ears are meant to have some wax within them. Earwax is like a trap that helps prevent harmful things that could get into the body such as foreign objects and bacteria.  Usually, earwax or...

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Lip Readers, Hearing Impaired & Masks

Lip Readers, Hearing Impaired & Masks

Masks, while integral to the protection of the user and the slowing of the spread of viruses, can make it challenging to hear people. It muffles the speaker’s voice, covers their mouth and makes it impossible to lip read. For people who rely on lip reading to communicate, this usually spells the...

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Face Masks & Hearing Aids

Face Masks & Hearing Aids

Care for our own safety and the safety of our community and loved ones encourages us to wear masks whenever we step out of our homes. It has been scientifically proven that masks greatly help control the spread of the Covid-19 virus, keeping it contained while also halting its advance. The...

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Listen Up - Hearing Health

Listen Up - Hearing Health

Ears are resilient yet delicate organs that can recover from common problems like tenderness or ‘ringing’ in the ears on their own. Some common problems surprisingly have easy solutions. The ‘popping’ in ears when driving around mountains or scuba diving can be combated by slowing your...

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TV Volume & Hearing Aids

TV Volume & Hearing Aids

Stay at home order has families spending extra time together.  While great memories are being created those with hearing aid issues can have a different experience.  The volume on the TV or a mobile device might be an indication of a hearing issue or a hearing aid on the fritz.  If you find a...

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Hearing Loss During Stay At Home Order

Hearing Loss During Stay At Home Order

Staying physically active and socially engaged may be more challenging at this time but not impossible! Here are a few tips to stay active physically, socially and mentally during the Stay at Home Order. The most fundamental tip would be to create a new routine, one that takes into...

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How Hearing Aids Can Relieve Symptoms of Tinnitus

How Hearing Aids Can Relieve Symptoms of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a condition in which a person perceives sound that is not actually present in the environment. It is often described as "ringing in the ears" but can include virtually any type of sound including whooshing, hissing, or whistling. Tinnitus is a common health issue that impacts...

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The Importance Of Utilizing Hearing Aids

The Importance Of Utilizing Hearing Aids

When hearing aids are medically advised to be worn, it is not just to help people hear better. It also helps maintain what hearing capacities remain. Neglecting instruction to wear aids is likely to result in further hearing loss. It is important to wear them, as it helps to maintain strong...

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Limit Exposure To Loud Noises

Limit Exposure To Loud Noises

We are born with around 16,000 hair cells in the ear.  These hair cells are what the brain uses to detect sound.  Hair cells do not regenerate, and by the time someone notices hearing loss, many hair cells have already vanished. After attending loud events, one may temporarily lose the ability...

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Traveling This Holiday Season?

Traveling This Holiday Season?

Many airports, train stations, places of worship, theaters, auditoriums and more now feature hearing aid accessibility enhancements. Known as an induction loop system, a signal emits directly to hearing aids and cochlear implants. Even amidst heavy background noise, you will be able to hear with...

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Tips For Enjoying The Precious Moments

Tips For Enjoying The Precious Moments

With the holidays fast approaching you may engage in more frequent social gatherings.  Whether you suffer from hearing loss or have a family member who does, here are some tips for improving your precious time together. Get their attention first Say their name or gently touch them first before...

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Hear Each Moment Fully

Hear Each Moment Fully

We tend to take for granted the ability to hear until it begins to fade away.  Our ears contribute to many of life’s precious memories.  To live fully means to hear each moment, especially with the ones we love.  Hearing difficulties can cause miscommunication, disengagement from...

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Ears Need Rest

Ears Need Rest

We are constantly surrounded by sounds and noises from electronics to traffic.  It can be easy to forget that our ears work 24 hours a day and need an occasional break.  Dedicating quiet time for 10 minutes, 3 times a day can help our ears and brain rejuvenate. A good ear rest can...

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