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How to Approach Hearing Loss with Your Loved Ones

Have you noticed that a loved one might have hearing loss? Initiating a conversation about this topic requires sensitivity and empathy. Let’s talk about some ways you can have this conversation with your loved one and offer support. Timing is Everything Start by selecting a quiet, relaxed setting where you can have the conversation without distractions. Choose a time when …

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How to Navigate Hearing Loss at Work

No matter what you do for a living, hearing loss can be a part of your story. Whether you work in an office or on a construction site, hearing loss can impact your job performance. The good news is that you have rights, and your employer is required to provide accommodations to help you maintain your job performance. Understanding Hearing …

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Understanding the Common Types of Hearing Loss

Hearing connects us to the world around us. It allows us to communicate, appreciate music, and navigate our environment safely. However, hearing loss is extremely common, particularly as we age. A variety of factors can lead to hearing loss, and there’s more than one kind of hearing loss. Let’s take a closer look at the types of hearing loss, shedding …

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Ear’s to Good Health: Why You Should Get an Annual Hearing Test

When it comes to staying on top of your health, you probably first think about getting your eyes checked, visiting the dentist, and maybe even scheduling an annual physical exam. But here’s a question for you: when was the last time you had your hearing checked? If it’s been a while, now is the time to consider making an annual …

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13 Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Hearing is a sense that often gets taken for granted until it starts to fade. For those with hearing loss, everyday interactions can become challenging, and misunderstandings may lead to frustration and isolation. If you have friends, family members, or colleagues with hearing loss, there are some important things they wish you knew. 1. Hearing Loss Is Not Always Visible …

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Keep Tabs on Everyday Noise Exposure

Our sense of hearing evolved over millions of years, most of which included relatively little exposure to extreme volume. Fast forward to our current, post-industrial society that is much noisier due to mechanization and amplification. The marvel of the current hearing system is that it allows us to hear a whisper and a rock concert — those sounds span a …

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Making Waves in Accessibility for Guests with Hearing Loss

According to data from theknot.com, 43 percent of all weddings took place between September and November of 2022. That’s nearly half the number of total weddings, all within a few short months.  Combine the increase in weddings with our culture’s increasing interest in outdoor weddings and it’s probable that the fine-weather wedding you are planning will be held outside. And …

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Protect the Hearing You Have

Even if hearing loss has made an appearance in your life, it’s never too late to protect the hearing you have.  The Prevalence Of Hearing Loss It’s safe to say that you have encountered hearing loss yourself, and if not, it’s visited a close friend or family member. The chances that you or someone you know has hearing loss increases …

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New Study: Hearing Aids Can Reduce Risk of Dementia by Half

Dementia is increasingly becoming a risk for aging adults who are living longer. Dementia is an umbrella term that encompasses several conditions that reduce cognitive functions. This includes Alzehimer’s – the most common type, Parkinson’s, Lewy Body, and Huntington’s disease. Dementia slows and reduces cognitive functions including memory, decision making, communication, learning etc.  There are no cures or ways of …

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Identifying Early Signs of Hearing Loss

With nearly 1 in 8 people having some degree of hearing loss, you or a loved one may be experiencing changes to your hearing health. Not recognizing the symptoms of hearing loss often contributes to a delay in treatment which can worsen hearing health. Being able to identify the signs of hearing loss supports early intervention, transforming the trajectory of …