How Your Workouts Could Be Damaging Your Hearing

How Your Workouts Could Be Damaging Your Hearing

Reduced risk of heart disease, improved blood pressure, stronger bones, healthier aging, heightened immunity, better stress-management, the warm-fuzzy endorphin rush…the benefits of exercise are too numerous to list here. Exercise has even been shown to help maintain healthy hearing, as it improves blood flow to the ears and overall cardiovascular function. But if you currently have an exercise routine or …

6 Things Hard of Hearing People Want Others to Understand

6 Things Hard of Hearing People Want Others to Understand

Hearing loss is an ‘invisible’ condition, and as such, hard of hearing people often have to deal with the impatience, frustration, or anger of others who fail to realize they are speaking to a hard of hearing person, and assume they are being ignored or are speaking to someone who doesn’t understand. In addition to this, hearing loss can be …

Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

Having a stiff upper lip might be the motto of our neighbors across the pond, but managing our own emotional lives alone can be a struggle. Take that solitary approach and add hearing loss into the mix and you’ve got yourself enough anguish for a Lifetime movie. Folks living with hearing loss may have gotten themselves suited up with terrific …

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Common Hearing Aid Problems & How to Fix Them

Your hearing aids are truly incredible devices: they are sophisticated little machines that provide us with access to speech and the natural sounds of our environment. Most of us wear our hearing aids from morning until night, making the most of their powers. Even though hearing aids are designed to withstand different elements and environments, there are times when you …

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Tips for Dining Out with Hearing Loss

You can’t turn down every invitation for a meal out on the town. And why would you want to? Enjoying food with the people you love is one of life’s great pleasures. Despite the fact that restaurants provide one of the most challenging listening environments for those with hearing loss, there are a few useful tips you can use in …

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6 Things You Need to Know or Have Before Buying Hearing Aids

Whatever your reason for looking into hearing aids: encouragement from loved ones, your difficulty understanding conference calls interfering with work productivity, or simply missing sweet sentiments from your grandchildren – deciding to purchase hearing aids is one of the most powerful investments you can make in your quality of life. Although it is important to visit a hearing professional as …

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A Healthy Diet for Healthy Hearing

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: a healthy diet is central to our overall health. But, have you considered how a healthy diet contributes to healthy hearing as well? A new body of research reveals that a healthy diet full of nutrients could support healthy hearing and even provide some resistance to age-related hearing loss. …

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Smart Listening: Smartphone Apps to Assist with Hearing Loss

While smartphone apps in themselves cannot replace hearing aids or provide a permanent solution to hearing loss, they are becoming more advanced every day and can be of great assistance to people who are hard of hearing. Here are few ingenious apps that make life safer, easier, and more convenient for those with hearing loss. Made by Signers, a deaf-owned …

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

There are many reasons to celebrate in the month of May. We have May Day, Mother’s Day, the return of sunshine, and don’t forget Better Hearing and Speech Month! Each May, the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association (ASHA) hosts Better Hearing and Speech Month, in an attempt to raise awareness and educate the public on issues related to hearing, speech …

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Disclosure Strategies that Improve Communication with Hearing Loss

Since hearing loss is an invisible condition, and treating hearing loss with hearing aids tends to mostly restore your abilities when it comes to communication, disclosure may not always be necessary. However, there may be certain instances when background noise is overwhelming and communication becomes difficult. If you work in a noisy workplace, for instance, or if you’re meeting friends …