3 Common Myths about Hearing Loss

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Today there are over 32 million Americans who suffer from some degree of hearing loss.  Yet, only a small percentage of these individuals have sought a professional to have their hearing checked and receive a hearing aid, if needed.  Having a hearing test is easy and free and can put you on a path to re-connecting with missing sounds through … Read More

How to Prevent Hearing loss: 10 Tips

10 tips to prevent hearing loss

There are several things that can contribute to hearing loss. Here are a few tips you can do to help prevent hearing loss. Noise exposer – If you have to raise your voice to hear; it’s too loud. Limit your exposure to sound. If you are in loud noise on a regular basis, your risk for permanent damage increases over … Read More

Communication in Health Care Settings for the hard of hearing

Communicating clearly with doctors, medical staff is important for safety and well-being. Here are some tips to better communicate with your health care providers. Always tell the staff that you are hard of hearing or deaf. Repeat information to make sure you understand what was said. You don’t want to assume you understood. With different heath care providers come different … Read More

Buying New Hearing Aids – Top 10 List for Buyers

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Buying a hearing aid is an important decision on many levels as it is an investment in both money and time.  However, the benefits one can gain from improved hearing will outweigh those investments on a daily basis.  Therefore, it is important to take the right approach in shopping for a hearing aid to ensure you or a loved one … Read More

Helping Caregivers Identify Hearing:

Symptoms of hearing loss – a list for caregivers Family members are often the first to recognize that a loved one has hearing loss, but the symptoms may appear gradually and be difficult to detect.  Even professional caregivers can confuse the signs and symptoms of hearing loss with other conditions, missing opportunities for early diagnosis to minimize the long-term impact … Read More

Hearing Loss in Young Adults is More Common Then you Think

Signs of hearing loss are often mistaken for other medical, social problems at all ages Hearing loss in teenagers is on the rise, and recent reports about the increase in hearing problems among teenagers serve as a reminder that one can have trouble hearing at any age. Early hearing loss treatment is key to minimizing long-term impact for children, teens … Read More

How does hearing test work?

Most important part of finding the right hearing aid is having a good hearing test. A good hearing test should consist of first looking in your ear for any kind of blockage, air and bone pure tone audiometry, word recognition, and a few other words test. Your ear has three parts the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. When … Read More

Communication strategies for the hearing impaired

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Gain their attention: Call the person by name to attract their attention or a gentle touch may help. Wait to talk until the person knows you are trying to talk with them. Depending on their age this might take a moment for them to acknowledge you are going to speak with them. Face each other: They need to see your … Read More

Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

tips for communicating with hearing loss

Most of what I am about to tell you should come instinctively, but for some reason when you have a hearing loss it might make you a little more self-conscious about it. So, I thought I would just reiterate to let you know it’s ok to self-advocate to improve your hearing comprehension. First step was to acknowledge you have a … Read More

Are Two Ears Better Than One?

If you have hearing loss in both ears (bilateral hearing loss), then you are most likely a candidate for two hearing aids. Research has shown that when only one hearing aid is worn, the unaided ear tends to lose its ability to hear and understand. Participating in conversation is more enjoyable with both ears because you have better speech understanding, … Read More