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Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Spring is here and with the return of our favorite blooms, and warmth are more occasions to connect and reach out to friends. After a long winter with less social interaction, you may find now that you are asking people to repeat themselves more often than previously remembered. If you are asking “what did you say?” more often than not, …

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How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

Do you find that you have to ask people to repeat themselves more often? It’s easy to make the mistake that your hearing loss is only affecting you, however, the effects are far-reaching, especially in your most important relationships. Multiple studies have shown that untreated hearing loss can negatively impact our relationships with family, friends, and particularly with those closest …

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Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

After two years of living with the global pandemic many of us continue to struggle to find the balance of feeling socially connected while maintaining recommended social distancing practices for public health. A Pew Research survey taken shortly before the pandemic hit found that 1 in 10 Americans already suffered from loneliness and social isolation and the pandemic has only …

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Working with Hearing Loss

Communication is essential for a productive workplace. To work as a team and perform your tasks, you must communicate successfully with your coworkers and managers, but you must also guarantee that your requirements as a worker are satisfied. Going about your workday with untreated hearing loss, on the other hand, can make communication difficult in the office, putting a strain …

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Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, roughly 48 million Americans (20%) suffer from hearing loss. Hearing loss becomes more common as people get older. Hearing loss affects over one-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74, and nearly half of those over 75, making it the third most common chronic health issue among the elderly. Unfortunately, …

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Treating Hearing Loss Can Lead to Better Relationships

Consider how difficult it would be to have a relationship with someone if you couldn’t communicate. Even though humans are extraordinarily proficient at developing ways to communicate without using words, spoken language remains our most skilled mode of communication.  Remember the last time you encountered someone who spoke another language? How difficult was it to communicate essential information? Communication is, …

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Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

The chances are that you know someone with hearing loss — you probably don’t even realize it! So, it would be fair to assume that hearing loss is something that only older people have. However, recent studies revealed that more than 35% of young adults have permanent hearing loss in the US.  Although it is still a widely misunderstood condition, …

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Treating Hearing Loss is an Investment in Your Health!

For many Americans, health spending can be overwhelming at times. Depending on insurance coverage, an unexpected medical incident can be quite a financial burden. However, some health investments are well worth the ticket price. Preventative medicine is a quickly growing field, and experts can see that the investments made in health can have returns not only in abstract senses of …

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Talking About Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Many of us find it difficult to talk about our problems. This hesitance comes in many forms and for many reasons. At the deepest level, some of us simply don’t acknowledge to ourselves that we have a problem. Although the issue might be hovering at the edge of our minds, we aren’t able to put this problem into clear terms …

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Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!

Do your new year’s resolutions include improving your health and wellbeing? Do you plan to get more exercise or eat less sugar? If you want to give yourself a head start with one simple step, prioritize better hearing in the new year. Treating hearing loss can have a huge impact on your overall physical, mental, and emotional health.    Better …