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Q&A About Hearing Loss

“One who asks question remains a fool for five minutes. One who does not ask, remains a fool forever,” states an ancient proverb. The number one way that people put themselves at a disadvantage is by being too afraid to ask questions. Humanity is built on the passing of information through generations. It is unrealistic to believe we can simply …

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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

The American Speech-Language Association (ASHA) is a collective of audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, and students who work to make effective communication a human right accessible and achievable across the United States. Every May, ASHA dedicates its efforts to raising awareness about communication disorder and the role of hearing healthcare professionals. Also known as Better Speech and …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Hearing loss, if left untreated, can harm your most important relationships. If you believe you are the only one affected by your hearing loss, please reconsider. When your loved ones have to repeat themselves time after time, they may share in your frustration. Hearing loss can make you withdrawn and paint an image of you as distant in your relationships. …

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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

When was the last time you were in a crowded place like a bar or restaurant out with friends? Has the noise ever been so loud that it is hard to hear what another person is saying?  Sometimes, you might stop the speaker to ask them to repeat themselves, but eventually you just begin to smile and nod and pretend …

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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

[Just like other medical devices, hearing aids are an investment in your overall health. People who suffer from hearing loss are usually concerned with the expense. However, not taking the leap to invest in hearing aids can cost more in the future. If you look beyond the price tag, and consider the necessity of the improvements hearing aids can bring …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

We are now in an age of constant communication. It’s easier to talk to your relatives and friends across the globe than ever before. We connect to people and the world around us with video chats, texts, jokes, conversations over dinner parties, short chats when we run into one another at the supermarket, and so on. The foundation of any …

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In Honor of World Hearing Day on March 3, Check Your Hearing!

[World Hearing Day is just around the corner. On March 3rd this year, be sure to Check Your Hearing! Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and to promote hearing health care across the globe. This year, the main focus is to draw attention to the importance of …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

[Plenty of people have preconceived notions on hearing loss. More likely than not, these preconceived notions are inaccurate and are rooted in misconstrued societal stigma. It is not until we ourselves experience hearing loss or someone very close to us does that we fully understand the far-reaching impacts of it. For those who know someone with hearing loss, may it …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

While new experiences await on your next travel destination, traveling with hearing aids can be challenging for people who experience hearing loss.  Here are four tips to help you plan for your next travel experience with your hearing aids. Research and Prepare For Your Needs Before selecting your travel destination, research and familiarize yourself with accommodations, local area resources, and …

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Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

It’s the start of a brand-new year, and an exciting time to set new goals and improve yourself! We all have that New Year’s resolution list and probably somewhere in there is getting healthy in the upcoming year. That may include losing weight, quitting smoking, working out more, and incorporating a healthier diet.   If you’re someone resolving to be …