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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Hearing loss changes the way you move in the world, but it is often an invisible condition. If you live with hearing loss, you may be in many situations where your impairment feels ignored, unconsidered or misunderstood. However, with over 48 million people in the U.S. living with hearing loss, nearly everyone is in contact with someone who has hearing …

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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

If you have recently received a hearing loss diagnosis you are probably weighing the costs and benefits of investing in hearing aids. Quality, high-performance hearing aids are an investment, but one that can easily pay for itself through improvements they bring for your health, communication and lifestyle.  Hearing Aids and Your Health Untreated hearing loss has been linked to a …

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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

If you are one of the millions of Americans living with hearing loss, chances are you’ve had to make tough decisions about when and how to disclose your hearing challenges. While nobody wants to be singled out for their hearing loss, studies have found that some disclosure methods can have a positive impact on your life through improved communication and …

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All About Tinnitus

Tinnitus is commonly referred to as ringing in the ear. The sounds differ from person to person and are identified in different ways: a bell, a clanging, a rush of air, a scream, a whistle, or even a low rumble. Around 25 million American people experience some form of tinnitus. For others, tinnitus only lasts a few minutes; for others, …

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Veterans and Hearing Loss

When veterans come home with bodily injuries or traumatic mental illnesses like PTSD, it’s easy to overlook hearing loss. But the US Department of Veterans Affairs reports hearing loss and tinnitus as being consistently number one and number two service members’ most common injuries. The dangers of noise on the battlefield. Military personnel often work in noisy conditions such as …

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Occupational Hearing Hazards

Many of us frequently equate hearing loss with aging, and it’s true that a person is more likely to show signs of hearing loss later in life. But another type of hearing loss affects people across all age groups, and this one is entirely avoidable: noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Hearing loss is commonly under-reported and undertreated, and many individuals may …

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Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! For over 90 years, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has provided resources, information, and education about communication disorders such as hearing loss. Members of the Association include audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and scientists, who are working together to help everyone communicate. This year, the theme of Better Hearing and Speech Month is Communication at Work. …

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Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss is a kind of loss of sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss happens when there is a physical injury to the inner ear. In the case of noise-induced hearing loss, much of the damage in the inner ear affects the tiny sensory hair cells. If those cells get damaged, it affects the electrical signal the auditory nerve …

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Although we rely a lot on our sense of vision on the road, hearing plays an important supporting role. It is essential you’re able to hear the full range of sounds when driving, whether they are sirens from emergency vehicles, other car horns, or defects in your car. If your hearing is impaired, it can be a risk to your …

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Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

When you get hearing aids for the first time, a whole new world of sounds opens up. The sounds that you may have missed for years are suddenly front and center. But while hearing aids can help you understand better and improve your communication, understanding, and even confidence, if you don’t know what to expect, it can be frustrating to …