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Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

By | Emergency Preparation, Hearing Aids, Hearing Devices, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks, Weather Preparation

Hearing Loss From hurricanes and tornadoes to blizzards and heat waves, extreme weather can be deadly. Storms can arise suddenly and an important part of staying safe is being prepared. If you have hearing loss, emergency or weather preparedness tips for people with hearing loss have a few extra challenges. Make sure you stay on top of information and can communicate with others, even when the going gets rough. Get Smart Alerts Alternative alarm and alert systems exist for people that are hard of hearing, some as close as your pocket. People with hearing loss have long relied on vibrating…

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Why You Should Avoid Cleaning Your Ears with Cotton Swabs

Why You Should Avoid Cleaning Your Ears with Cotton Swabs

By | Ear Health, Ear Wax, News, Research, Tips & Tricks

Most of us grew up cleaning our ears with cotton swabs (better known as Q-tips) and taught our children to clean their ears the same way. New research has unveiled that there are a lot of deep-rooted and serious risks with cleaning our ears in this way. It is important to understand the dangers of using Q-tips to clean out our ears and also learn new techniques to ensure our ears are clean and healthy, without exposing ourselves to potential risks in the process. Why Ear Wax is Important While we consider it ?gross?, ear wax is actually really imperative…

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A Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

A Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

By | Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Mental Health, Research, Stress, Tips & Tricks

Stress and hearing loss has long been a longterm issue. However, in our fast-paced, modern-day lifestyle, people are more stressed than ever before. Stress has the potential to cause many difficult conditions. Hearing loss is just one condition on the long list that chronic stress could cause or worsen. What is Stress? Stress, as it was intended to be experienced, is actually an important and sometimes life-saving part of the human body. Often coined the ?fight or flight? response, stress helps us to quickly determine how to handle a potentially dangerous or threatening situation. It helps us to make these…

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4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

By | Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, Tips & Tricks

Knowing these 4 ways to protect your hearing can keep you from a lifetime of permanent damage. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic medical condition in the United States. Over 45 million people have a significant hearing loss. Most hearing loss is permanent. This means that even if the hearing loss is getting treatment, loss due to damaging sound cannot be completely restored. Fortunately, there are preventative measures that you can do to reduce your risk of this kind of hearing loss. The leading cause of hearing loss is due to exposure to dangerous levels of noise. Our…

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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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Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings

Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings

By | Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks, Workplace Hearing Loss

Hearing in meetings becoming harder? ?This article is all about nonverbal cues to help you in meetings. If you are in the workplace, hearing in meetings is so important. ?The workplace is one of the hardest places to negotiate hearing loss. After all, a lot rides on communication on the job, from staying in the loop and learning a new task to closing deals or connecting with your coworkers. Hearing loss doesn?t have to hold you back. Using hearing aids?can help you stay on top of your job. Learning to pick up nonverbal communication cues can also provide a critical…

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Protecting Your Child's Hearing at School

Protecting Your Child’s Hearing at School

By | Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, Tips & Tricks

Protect your child’s hearing! Our environment is getting louder and louder and that includes schools. Each year you should take the time to get a hearing evaluation for your child. Tests are free, non-invasive and child-friendly. Getting a baseline hearing level for your child ensures that you will be able to keep tabs on his or her hearing health throughout the school years. ?The goal is to protect your child’s hearing and here we will review how you can do so. School noise Schools have more noise issues than you may think. There are loud things going on at school;…

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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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Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

By | Hearing Aid Maintenance, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Tips & Tricks

Here are a few summer maintenance tips for your hearing aids. Hearing aids are delicate machines with lots of moving parts. Because of this, they require different kinds of maintenance with each season?s change. Weather Changes and Hearing Aids Prolonged exposure in frigid months can zap your hearing aid?s batteries and lead to cracked plastic components. In summer months that can be hot and dry one day, or humid and full of sudden thunderstorms, your hearing aid device can suffer in other ways. As we transition from the freezing cold temperatures of winter to the warming temperatures of spring and…

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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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