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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 …

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Tips for Dining Out with Hearing Loss

Normal conversations are typically measured at 60 to 65 decibels. Compare that to recent measurements of popular New York City restaurants and you won’t feel so alone in thinking that it’s difficult to find a nice, quiet place to enjoy a meal. The New York Times reports that noise levels in such establishments can reach up to 99 decibels! That’s …

Tips for Adjusting to Your Hearing Aids

Tips for Adjusting to Your Hearing Aids

Congratulations on your new hearing aids! Like everything unfamiliar, your device may take some getting used to, but hearing your best and reconnecting with loved ones makes it well worth the effort. It’s important for us at Neighborhood Hearing Center to make sure you are getting the most benefit and comfort from your hearing aids. Most hearing loss is gradual …

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Loss

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Loss

There’s an old saying: a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Travel is one of life’s greatest joys, to be in a new place, and to see and smell new things, and to return home changed from the experience. For those of us who scrape and save to for a big trip, there are many logistics …