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Emergency Preparation for People with Hearing Loss part 2

By Donna | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Part 1 of this series can be found here. Your hearing loss doesn’t have to put you at a disadvantage during an emergency. With community support, planning and preparation, you can have peace of mind knowing you’ll stay safe and informed during any emergency. Create an emergency network: friends, family, caregivers, neighbors or a coworker …

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Emergency Preparation for People with Hearing Loss part 1

By Donna | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Part 2 of this series can be found here. Everyone should have an emergency / disaster plan. However, most don’t include hearing loss or their hearing aids. Between blizzards, wildfires, terrorist attacks, earthquakes there is no place in the country safe from potentially devastating natural disasters. Different disasters have different plans. Earthquakes, you might want …

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Tips for Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

By Donna | March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

That new hearing aid means better hearing and a better quality of life. No more straining to understand a conversation and less anxiety about social and even family interactions. But it’s important to remember there is going to be a period of adjustment. Your voice is going to sound loud and maybe hollow and a …

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Hearing Test

By Donna | February 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hearing loss happens. It’s the third most common health problem in the U.S, according to WebMD. Hearing loss is also very treatable – and more successful when started early. If you suspect you have hearing loss, why not find out for sure? If you think you do not have a hearing loss it’s still a …

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Things to Consider When Selecting Hearing Aids

By Donna | February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Who doesn’t love new technology? If you’re in the market for new hearing aids, this is an exciting time to be looking. With constantly new models and features being unveiled by major hearing aid manufacturers, there is a lot to consider when choosing hearing aids. Here are a few things to consider when selecting hearing …

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Outer Ear Infections and Hearing Aids

By Donna | February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are prone to acute outer ear infection, hearing aids can be a risk factor, but does not have to be. Outer ear infection, also known as Otitis externa or swimmer’s ear can present ear pain, swelling of the ear canal and drainage. Without going into too much detail, some causes: germs, swimming in …

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What to Expect at a Hearing Test

By Donna | January 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

First things first: congratulations! If you’ve made the decision to take your first hearing test, you are committing to improving your hearing health – and your overall health and well-being. Hearing tests are simple, quick, and painless, and best of all, they give you vital information about your hearing abilities. As with all tests, we …

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My Hearing Aids Got WET! Now what do I do?

By Donna | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Most newer hearing aids have a protective coating to repel moisture, sweat and oil. The coating does not make them water proof, but it does help keep them dry. Whether your hearing aids got wet by felling into a glass of water for an unknown length of time or they briefly got wet while stepping …

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Encouraging a Loved One to Get a Hearing Test

By Donna | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

For many different reasons, the topic of hearing loss can be a sensitive one to broach. Some people believe that hearing loss is a condition that makes them appear “old,” while others simply do not want to acknowledge a “weakness.” It’s important to keep in mind that hearing loss is a medical condition that affects …

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Hearing Loss Symptoms

By Donna | November 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the United States, affecting approximately 20% of the population regardless of age. Though one in three people over the age of 65 experience hearing loss, it does appear in younger populations as well. For this reason, hearing specialists recommend scheduling an annual hearing test from …

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