Hearing Health - This Father's Day, Reconnect with Your Kids & Grandkids
16Jun, 2017

This Father’s Day, Reconnect with Your Kids & Grandkids

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Good communication is a vital parenting skill, and is key to building self-esteem, empathy and mutual respect. Listening to your child gives them a sense of security and helps them to feel their needs are important. For any parent, being an active listener can be difficult at times; for hard of hearing parents, even more so. The good news is that there are a number of strategies that can help. Father’s Day is right around corner, and in honor of this special day, here are some communication tips to help […]
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Hearing Health - Tips for Hearing in Noisy Environments
7Jun, 2017

Tips for Hearing in Noisy Environments

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Tips for Hearing in Noisy Environments One of the most common ways that people begin to notice that they’re experiencing hearing loss is difficulty hearing in noisy environments. Whether you’re at a packed restaurant or a sports event, a lot of background noise can be a challenge when you have difficulty hearing. Hearing devices will help with hearing in noisy environments, but it can still be problematic, particularly when first starting out with hearing instruments. Thankfully, most hearing aids these days come equipped with settings or programs specifically designed to […]
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Hearing Health - 4 Ways to Improve Your Hearing Aid Experience
4Jun, 2017

4 Ways to Improve Your Hearing Aid Experience

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Whether you are new to hearing aids, or you are an experienced wearer, one thing is undeniable: hearing aids have the ability to change your life and reconnect you to the world around you.  In recent years, hearing aid design has grown incredibly advanced. Many hearing aid models now offer wireless compatibility, allowing you to stream phone calls and music directly to your hearing aids. Speech recognition features assist you in conversation and help elucidate speakers’ voices even in noisy situations. Even with these advanced features, there are ways you […]
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Hearing Health - Training with Your Loved One's Voice Could Help Hearing Loss
18May, 2017

Training with Your Loved One’s Voice Could Help Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss has a tendency to make other problems worse, from depression to dementia. This is especially true in seniors, and as the American population ages, many fear that the negative effects of hearing loss will only increase. Hearing aids offer significant help for the hard of hearing, but less than half of those who could benefit from these devices actually wear them. Washington University Nancy Tye-Murray researcher is developing a program that could improve speech understanding for everyone with hearing loss, including those who don’t wear hearing aids.   […]
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Hearing Health - Hearing Loss and Cognitive Health
8May, 2017

Hearing Loss and Cognitive Health

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Hearing Loss and Cognitive Health For audiologists and people everywhere who care about hearing health, May might be the most important time of the year. It’s Better Speech and Hearing Month, which means organizations from the American-Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA) to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) are amping up their efforts to raise awareness about communication disorders, hearing safety, and the importance of early intervention. ASHA’s BSHM theme this year is Communication: The Key to Connection. Hearing loss, connection, cognitive health: what do these things have to […]
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Hearing Health - Dispelling Common Myths about Hearing Loss
24Apr, 2017

Dispelling Common Myths about Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is an incredibly prevalent health condition, affecting both the old and the young. About 20 percent of Americans, or 48 million, suffer from some degree of hearing loss, and by age 65 one in three people has trouble hearing. Although hearing aids can help a great deal in treating this condition, only 20 percent of the people who could benefit from wearing hearing aids actually wear them. That may be due in part to misconceptions the general public has about hearing loss. Let’s take a look at some […]
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8Apr, 2017

Portland: One of the Best Cities for Hearing

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Have you ever wondered if where you live is affecting your hearing? As it turns out, it does. Some cities take noise to a whole new level. It’s not just annoying, but can be extremely dangerous to your hearing. So which are the best and worst cities for your hearing health?   Studying City Noise   A recent study used an app call Mimi to test the hearing of participants around the world. They compared these hearing test scores with data from the World Health Organization (WHO) on noise pollution […]
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6Apr, 2017

Why Do Most People Wear 2 Hearing Aids Instead of 1?

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“Hearing, along with our other senses, has developed over centuries as one of the main pathways by which we take in information from our surroundings. Our ancient ancestors relied on hearing when darkness prevented sight; the rustle of footsteps or a crack of a branch nearby notified them that they were not alone. Though our ears are on either side of our heads, they take in audio information from all 360 degrees of space around us. We can hear people coming from behind us, as well as from the side […]
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Hearing Health - IRS Scam Hearing Impaired
27Mar, 2017

IRS Warns of Scam Targeting Hard of Hearing Citizens

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IRS Warns Hard of Hearing Citizens of Tax Scam Every year, con artists target millions of Americans with telephone scams. You have probably heard of identity theft scams, fraudulent claims of free vacations or scams that target the elderly. But the scam to really watch out for today–especially if you are hard of hearing–is the IRS tax scam. This phone scam is responsible for the loss of an estimated 54 million dollars since October 2013, and the IRS reports that this dishonest scheme is on the rise. The scammers have […]
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Hearing Health - Don't Let Hearing Loss Hold You Back! Schedule a Hearing Test Today
20Mar, 2017

Don’t Let Hearing Loss Hold You Back! Schedule a Hearing Test Today

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Don’t Let Hearing Loss Hold You Back! Schedule a Hearing Test Today   What is the third most common health complaint in the U.S.? You guessed it–hearing loss. New research suggests that this condition, though incredibly common, is widely undertreated. There may be many reasons why people avoid hearing loss treatment, but there are even more reasons why getting treatment for this condition is imperative. Hearing loss is a common side effect of aging, and as such it is especially common in seniors. One out of three people older than […]
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