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Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

By | Cognitive Health, Friends & Family, Hearing Aids, Lifestyle & Leisure

Can Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy? Noone in the world would turn down the chance to improve their quality of life. But that?s what people might be doing if they don?t treat their hearing loss. People who treat their hearing loss are happier, healthier and wealthier. People with hearing loss who don’t use hearing aids tend to be less happy and less healthy. And even less wealthy in some cases. This is the conclusion of a lengthy report titled ?Hearing Loss ? Numbers and Costs? by Professor Emerita Bridget Shield of the Brunel University in London, UK….

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Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life? ???????????????????

Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life?

By | Friends & Family, Lifestyle & Leisure

Hearing Loss and Isolation is a subject that affects many. ?Think about it: the way you hear is linked to almost all of your social behavior. From talking with good friends to navigating traffic on a busy street. Or enjoying a sports game, a concert or a movie, your hearing is front and center. It?s not a surprise that when you have problems hearing, many other facets of your life suffer. In fact, hearing loss has a big impact on your quality of life. The close relationship between isolation and loss of mobility proves how important hearing issues are and…

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Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

Tips for Better Communication with People Who Have Hearing Loss

By | Communication, Friends & Family, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks

Is there someone close to you with hearing loss? Odds are, yes! With over 40 million Americans managing significant hearing loss, that person could be a friend, neighbor, coworker or family member. People with hearing loss face challenges about how they understand speech and navigate communication. The good news is when you help make conversation easier for them, everyone benefits. Here are some tips for better communication with people who have hearing loss. Get Their Perspective How do you begin considering the hearing needs of others? To start, just ask! If someone is struggling with a conversation, ask them what…

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Protect Your Family's Hearing this 4th of July

Protect Your Family’s Hearing this 4th of July

By | Events, Friends & Family, Hearing Health, Hearing Protection, Tips & Tricks

Protect your family’s hearing – with the 4th of July just days away, you?re prepping for this fun-filled holiday. You can?t wait to have the family over. All the activities – kicking around a soccer ball with the kids and enjoying the fireworks display in the evening. We know you have a million other things to think about, but don?t forget to take a few steps to protect your family?s hearing this 4th of July. Fireworks are Loud Who doesn?t love fireworks? They?re bright and colorful, match the music, and dazzle our eyes with amazing explosions and designs. While our…

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Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss

Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss

By | Communication, Friends & Family, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment

You can improve family communication by treating hearing loss. With Father?s Day less than two weeks away, do you know what you?re getting your dad? What can you give him to show him that you appreciate the impact he has on your life? Family plays an important role in our lives. Father?s Day is a perfect time to acknowledge the love and support you?ve received from your family over the years. This year, improve family communication to show Dad you care. Noticing the Signs of Hearing Loss Hearing loss is one of the top chronic health problems in the U.S.,…

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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

By | Communication, Friends & Family, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks

Talking about Hearing Loss is no easy task. You may have recently received the news that you have hearing loss. This information, though it may be disheartening at first, can actually lead to a much better way of life. Things can only get better once you receive adequate hearing assistance and move down the path to improvement. One of the steps along the path to improved hearing is to let others know that you have experienced hearing loss. Like any life experience, you have the choice of how and when to disclose what has happened to you. Each person has…

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Encouraging a Loved One to Test Their Hearing

Encouraging a Loved One to Test Their Hearing

By | Friends & Family, Hearing Health, Hearing Testing

Encouraging a Loved One to Test Their Hearing. We all know how frightening it can be to encounter a physical limitation. No one should go through this process alone. Talking to your loved ones about hearing loss is a sensitive matter, but you might be bringing your family member or friend a great relief simply by talking about the possibility of hearing loss and making a plan to find treatment. Frustration Building Up? Don?t let the frustration build for too long. You may have noticed that your family member or friend hasn?t been able to participate in social events or…

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