Text to 9-1-1 for People with Hearing Loss

By | 2017-07-14T19:22:57+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Hearing Loss, News|

The system of having a single, easy-to-remember nationwide number to dial for any type of emergency - 911 - has saved thousands of lives since it was created. But 911 calls, for the most part, still require traditional communication, which means talking and listening on the telephone. This causes delays for people with speech or [...]

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5 Misconceptions About Hearing Loss

By | 2017-06-27T00:41:56+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Ear Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News|

What causes hearing loss? Who will tell you if you have hearing loss, and who’s the most at risk? You think you know the answers to these questions, but the truth is there are a number of myths and misconceptions about hearing loss that need to be busted. Our understanding of hearing health has grown [...]

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Tips for Navigating the Workplace with Hearing Loss

By | 2017-06-06T11:32:40+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Family and Relationships, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss in the Workplace, Lifestyle and Leisure|

The Internet is full of articles about communicating successfully at work. More than just a hot topic, it’s safe to say that communication in the workplace is a particular challenge for a huge percentage of people! So, what happens when you add hearing loss into the mix? There is no universal solution when navigating a [...]

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Millions of Americans Risk Hearing Loss from Jobs & Guns

By | 2017-06-05T18:05:36+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Hearing Loss|

Most people with full-time employment spend more time on the job than do anywhere else. What if the hours you spend on the job had the potential to harm your hearing? According to the Center for Disease Control’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, occupational hearing loss is “one of the most common work-related [...]

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Communication: How Hearing Aids Improve Relationships

By | 2017-05-03T19:49:37+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Hearing Loss|

A slew of recent studies have found overwhelming evidence that hearing aids improve relationships. By allowing easy communication, hearing aids are removing stress, and preventing arguments and misunderstandings. One study by Hear the World, a foundation that supports those living with hearing loss, found that “70 percent of all respondents who have hearing aids confirm [...]

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Small but Powerful: A New Generation of Hearing Aids

By | 2017-04-17T09:18:59+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Hearing Loss|

Close your eyes and picture a hearing aid. What does it look like? If you thought of a big, clunky, flesh-colored plastic device that looks uncomfortable – think again! In the past decade, hearing aid technology has undergone a revolution. Hearing aids these days are nearly – or even completely – invisible. From styles worn [...]

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Hearing Loss is Expected to Rise in Older US Adults

By | 2017-04-08T11:12:27+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Hearing Loss|

Did you know that one in three Americans age 65 and up, and 50% of people age 75 and up experience some form of hearing loss? Hearing loss is not confined to older Americans, of course. It can occur to anyone, at any age. Because hearing loss is affecting more and more people in younger [...]

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Improving Hearing Aid Usage for Older Adults

By | 2017-03-27T09:23:39+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Hearing Loss|

Improving Hearing Aid Usage for Older Adults   Studies show that over half of older citizens have some type of hearing loss. Often the level of loss is severe enough that it interferes with their health, safety, and enjoyment of life; however, only 20% of those who might benefit from hearing aids actually wear them. [...]

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New Study Reveals that 1 in 8 Workers Has a Hearing Loss

By | 2017-03-13T12:22:58+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Hearing Loss, Lifestyle and Leisure, News|

 A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed a startling fact: 1 in 8 American workers, almost 13% of the total workforce, have a hearing loss of some kind. Hearing impairment is the most common occupational illness in the United States, and the third most common chronic health complaint in [...]

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Legislature Embraces Hearing Loss Technology

By | 2017-02-23T22:49:12+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Community, Hearing Loss, News|

Lela Alston, a former teacher who has now spent four terms as an Arizona State Representative, also happens to experience hearing loss. Although Ms. Alston wears hearing aids, she has often found it difficult to hear bill debates as they happen on the House floor. This has led her to be hesitant to participate and [...]

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Driving Tips for Older Americans with Hearing Loss

By | 2017-02-21T18:42:55+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Hearing Health, Lifestyle and Leisure|

Driving Tips for Older Americans with Hearing Loss     Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Older Americans   In the United States, approximately 20% of the population – or 48 million people – experience some degree of hearing loss. While the number of young people at risk for hearing loss continues to grow, it is older [...]

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Tinnitus Affects 1 in 10 Adults in the US

By | 2017-01-21T14:42:53+00:00 January 21st, 2017|Tinnitus|

Tinnitus Affects 1 in 10 Adults in the US   A recent study, conducted by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, found that one in ten US adults has experienced tinnitus in the last 12 months.   What is tinnitus?   If you’ve ever heard a ringing in your ears after attending a loud [...]

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Rates of Hearing Loss Dropping in Younger Populations

By | 2017-01-12T19:46:47+00:00 January 12th, 2017|News|

Rates of Hearing Loss Dropping in Younger Populations   Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, and with the invention of MP3 players, public health warnings have consistently alerted people to the fact that continuous listening to loud music can damage hearing, even in teenagers. There has been scientific evidence for [...]

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Healthy Foods for Better Hearing Health

By | 2016-12-19T10:13:28+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Hearing Health, Lifestyle and Leisure|

Eat Your Way to Better Hearing: Healthy Foods for Better Hearing Health   It seems as though every day, a new superfood is hitting the shelves and another health food kick begins. Omega-3 fatty acids, however, are one thing that consistently seems to be considered a healthy item to consume – and are integral to [...]

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Will These Tech Advancements Make You Re-Think Hearing Aids?

By | 2016-12-14T19:51:29+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Hearing Aid Technology, News|

Advancements in Technology Will Make You Re-Think Hearing Aids   When was the last time you updated your hearing aids? In these last two years, 2015 and 2016, there have been major advancements in hearing aid technology. Entrepreneur Magazine deemed 2015 the “Year of the Hearable,” based on the proliferation of new hearing aid technology. [...]

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Tips for Holidays with Hearing Aids

By | 2016-11-19T12:17:48+00:00 November 19th, 2016|Family and Relationships, Hearing Loss, Lifestyle and Leisure|

10 Tips for Holidays with Hearing Aids   Attending or hosting festive parties is one of the best things about the holiday season. We greatly look forward to these special events, and prepare for them in a number of big and small ways. But elevated noise levels mean that these holiday functions can often be [...]

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Best Hearing Aids for Jet-Setters

By | 2016-11-14T18:02:32+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Hearing Aids, Lifestyle and Leisure|

The Best Hearing Aids for Jet-Setters   Those who fly often, whether for business or pleasure, will tell you that having a good travel experience depends largely on good preparation beforehand. Leave for the airport early, pack your carry-on wisely, wear comfortable clothes--these are some of the rules that frequent fliers live by. For people [...]

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Communication Strategies for Hearing Loss

By | 2016-10-31T15:45:54+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Family and Relationships, Hearing Health|

How to Communicate Your Hearing Loss If you’ve stumbled upon this article, you may have recently taken the first (and most important) step in preserving your hearing health – scheduling and completing a hearing examination. We understand that hearing loss is a very personal journey. If the results indicated that you do indeed have a [...]

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Modern Day Living Could Contribute to Hearing Loss

By | 2016-10-13T21:17:34+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Hearing Loss, Lifestyle and Leisure, News|

Hearing Loss Due to Modern Day Living?   The comforts of modern living have certainly made life more enjoyable in many ways. Years ago, letters would take weeks to reach loved ones, whereby today you can instantly connect with family and friends all over the world with the click of a button. We can find [...]

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Hard of Hearing and Police Interactions

By | 2016-09-08T22:01:12+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Community, Hearing Loss|

Hard of Hearing and Police Interactions Getting stopped by the police can be scary for anyone. For people with hearing loss, it can be especially worrying if they cannot hear police instructions clearly. In tense situations, police may also fail to understand that a person has a hearing disability. Sadly, these kinds of miscommunication have [...]

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