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Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

By | Cognitive Health, Friends & Family, Hearing Aids, Lifestyle & Leisure

Almost nobody in the world would turn down the opportunity to improve their quality of life significantly, but that’s what people might be doing if they don’t treat their hearing loss. People who treat their hearing loss are happier, healthier and wealthier than people with hearing impairments who don’t use hearing aids. This is the conclusion of a lengthy report titled “Hearing Loss – Numbers and Costs” by Professor Emerita Bridget Shield of the Brunel University in London, UK. Let’s have a look at the studies’ findings in three areas: 1. Improved Happiness The study showed that over 80% of respondents…

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Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life                     

Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life                     

By | Friends & Family, Lifestyle & Leisure

Think about it: the way you hear is linked to almost all of your social behavior. From a conversation with good friends to navigating traffic on a busy street to enjoying a sports game, a concert or a movie, your hearing is front and center. It’s not a surprise that when you have problems hearing, many other facets of your life suffer. In fact, hearing loss has a big impact on your quality of life. The close relationship to isolation and loss of mobility testifies to how important hearing issues are and the importance of addressing them. Hearing and Your…

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Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

By | Communication, Friends & Family, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks | No Comments

Is there someone close to you with hearing loss? Odds are, yes! With over 40 million Americans managing significant hearing loss, that person could be a friend, neighbor, coworker or family member. People with hearing loss face significant challenges to how they comprehend speech and navigate communication. The good news is, when you help make communication easier for someone with hearing loss, everyone benefits. Get Their Perspective How do you start considering the hearing needs of others? To start, just ask! If someone is struggling to keep up with a conversation, ask them what would help improve their hearing in…

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Enjoying the Holidays with Hearing Loss

Enjoying the Holidays with Hearing Loss

By | Communication, Events, Friends & Family, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks | No Comments

The holiday season is quickly upon us, with all the hustle and bustle we associate with this time of year. Many of us who celebrate Thanksgiving will have our first “taste” of this swirl of activity as we pick out recipes, go grocery shopping, travel to visit friends and family, cook elaborate dishes, and serve up veritable feasts for our loved ones. In this midst of all this activity, it would be easy to forget the real reason for the holiday gatherings we put so much work into preparing: to connect with those we love. When we get all the…

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Protect Your Family's Hearing this 4th of July

Protect Your Family’s Hearing this 4th of July

By | Events, Friends & Family, Hearing Health, Hearing Protection, Tips & Tricks | No Comments

With the 4th of July just days away, you’re prepping for this fun filled holiday. You can’t wait to have the family over, kick around a soccer ball with the kids, and enjoy the fireworks display in the evening. We know you have a million other things to think about, but don’t forget to take a few steps to protect your family’s hearing this 4th of July. Fireworks are Loud Who doesn’t love fireworks? They’re bright and colorful, match the music, and dazzle our eyes with amazing explosions and designs. While our eyes are loving the fireworks display, we often…

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Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss

Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss

By | Communication, Friends & Family, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment | No Comments

With Father’s Day less than two weeks away, do you know what you’re getting your dad to show him that you appreciate the impact he’s had on your life? Family plays an important role in our lives, and Father’s Day is a perfect time to acknowledge the love and support you’ve received from your family over the years. This year, improve family communication to show Dad you care. Noticing the Signs of Hearing Loss Hearing loss is one of the top chronic health problems in the U.S., affecting nearly 40 million Americans. According to the National Institute on Deafness and…

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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

By | Communication, Friends & Family, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks | No Comments

You may have recently received the news that you have hearing loss. This information, though it may be disheartening at first, can actually lead to a much better way of life once you receive adequate hearing assistance and move down the path to improvement. One of the steps along the path to improved hearing is to let others know that you have experienced hearing loss. Like any life experience, you have the choice how and when to disclose what has happened to you. Each person has a different approach to letting others know about hearing loss. Just as with another…

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Encouraging a Loved One to Test Their Hearing

Encouraging a Loved One to Test Their Hearing

By | Friends & Family, Hearing Health, Hearing Testing | No Comments

We all know how frightening it can be to encounter a physical limitation, but no one should go through this process alone. Talking to your loved ones about hearing loss is a sensitive matter, but you might be bringing your family member or friend a great relief simply by talking about the possibility of hearing loss and making a plan to find treatment. Frustration Building Up? Don’t let the frustration build for too long. You may have noticed that your family member or friend hasn’t been able to participate in social events or even casual conversations like they used to….

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