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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

The most difficult thing about your hearing loss journey is asking for help. It takes seven years for a person to finally muster the courage to seek treatment. But asking for medical help is only the start. You also need to continually ask for help from those around you. It turns out that this is more important that you might …

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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

Did you know that this month is Better Speech and Hearing Month? Throughout May, the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) is raising awareness about issues connected to to the ability to communicate, including those surrounding hearing health. For 2019, their theme is “Communication Across the Lifespan.” which highlights the need for communication methods to be maintained throughout one’s life. …

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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. – Warren Buffet For those who are into personal finance, conversations usually revolve around interest and index funds, IRAs and 401(k)s, work, savings, passive income, real estate, and other matters. But they don’t usually talk about investing in one’s health. In the long-term however, taking care …

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Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss  

There has been a huge increase in awareness of hearing health in recent years, as well as incredible advancement in hearing aid technology. Still, there are some common misconceptions that won’t seem to go away. Hearing loss is an invisible condition that often takes years to develop. As the third most common medical condition in the US, it is important …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

People who are experiencing hearing loss are quite often navigating a barrage of new information and new experiences. This is because hearing loss not affects one’s ability to hear what is happening in the world around them, but because hearing loss can also affect things seemingly unrelated to hearing, such as connection with friends and loved ones to mental health …

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Road safety is about more than being able to read traffic signs, or follow the rules of the road. Being aware of your own limitations is important as well, and you need to realize that your reactions times have slowed, or that you’re not seeing or hearing as clearly as you used to. Staying safe on the road as you …

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Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Have you just purchased your first pair of hearing aids? Congrats! Your journey to clear hearing begins here. But if you’ve imagined that your hearing will improve overnight, remember that you’ll need some time to adjust. You’ll need a few days to get used to your new devices, train your brain to hear with hearing aids, and learn how to …

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A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids

Has a recent hearing test revealed that you have a hearing loss? The most common treatment for hearing loss is the use of hearing aids. If you’re in the market for hearing aids, we’re so glad you’re on the path to clear hearing! When it comes to buying new hearing aids, whether this is your first-time wearing hearing aids, or …

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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

It is not uncommon for people to be wary of seeing health professionals. Trips to the doctor’s office can inspire anxiety, dread, and fear—often because we are afraid of potentially bad news and it’s easier to put it off than deal with the consequences. While we may eventually be convinced to visit our general practitioners or our dentists, we less …

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Recognizing the Signs of Hearing Loss

The signs of hearing loss can be subtle at first. Many older adults feel embarrassed or sensitive about their hearing difficulties, causing them to mask their problems from loved ones. Though one would suspect that hearing loss would be obvious to spot in yourself or others, it’s not as easy to recognize, as you may have previously believed. Many people …