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Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

The aging process can bring with it new challenges to connecting with others. Earlier in life, our activities, jobs, and community involvement set us up for many different kinds of connections. For instance, kids’ activities put us in contact with other parents who had similar …

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Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

Recent reports have shown that older adults with untreated hearing loss are more likely to return to the hospital for additional visits. This simple fact has opened the door to a new line of questioning about the treatment of hearing impaired and hard-of-hearing adults. Regulations …

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Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Current estimates report that as many as 1.5 billion people in the world have hearing loss, amounting to roughly 20% of the global population. For a condition that affects so many people, it is remarkable that there are so many fictions about the condition that …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Although hearing loss is very common, it is still a cause for confusion among many people. In the abstract, we know that hearing loss makes it difficult to hear what others have to say, but the confusion sets in when we try to understand how …

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Treating Hearing Loss is an Investment in Your Health!

When you think about the prospect of getting hearing aids, you might think about the cost of new units. Indeed, this technology requires an investment, but what you put into getting hearing aids is far outweighed by the benefits for your health and wellbeing you …

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Talking About Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Disclosing things about ourselves can be an uncomfortable, even anxiety-producing process. Without knowing how others will receive what we have to tell them, we can fear becoming vulnerable. Although our friends and family members might be our closest relationships, sometimes we also fear what they …

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All About Tinnitus

If you or someone you know has tinnitus, then you are probably well acquainted with the condition of sound emerging from within the body. When a person has tinnitus, that sound is persistent, and it often takes the form of ringing or a high-pitched squeal. …

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Veterans and Hearing Loss

Those who have served our country deserve the best quality of health care. And yet, when it comes to hearing health, they have taken some of the greatest risks, as well. The top two reasons that veterans seek health services are for hearing loss and …

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Occupational Hearing Hazards

Your hearing is an important part of your health and wellbeing, yet it is a commonly overlooked aspect of safety in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tasked with protecting you while you’re at work. These protections are crucial to make …

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Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

One of the most common misconceptions about hearing loss is that only older adults are impacted by it. The reality is that anyone can develop hearing loss at any age. A major cause of hearing loss is loud noise which people across the age spectrum …