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Tips for Hearing at Parties

11/27/18 7:47 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Hearing Health

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The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means it’s almost time to celebrate and party with coworkers, friends, and family. As many people with hearing loss will tell you, hearing at parties isn’t an easy task, especially without hearing aids with speech-in-noise features.

If you have patients that are worried about their hearing during the upcoming festivities, here are some tips you can give them to help ease their minds:

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How to Live with Hearing Loss: Books to Recommend Your Patients

11/16/18 10:31 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Hearing Health

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Many of your patients may have travel plans to see family and friends over the holidays. Between flights, UBER rides, and time spent waiting for both they’ll have a lot of downtime. Because of this, you have an opportunity to recommend some great books on hearing loss and how to cope with it.

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Why You Should Recommend Hearing Loss Support Groups to Your Patients

11/14/18 3:46 PM / by Shari Eberts posted in Hearing Health

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Hearing loss can be a solitary experience. You often miss the punch line of the joke and look around in confusion while everyone else is laughing. You are embarrassed to ask your friend to repeat herself for the third time so you just nod along and pretend you heard her instead. Significant concentration is required to follow conversations, leading to hearing loss exhaustion and general fatigue. Sometimes people with hearing loss decide socializing is not worth the effort and choose to isolate themselves. They start to avoid parties and intimate time with friends and family. This was the case for me.

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Creating a Positive Workplace for Hard-of-Hearing Employees

10/9/18 10:50 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Occupational Health, Hearing Health

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Those who haven’t lived it can only imagine how difficult work must be for someone with severe hearing impairment. Whether you’re sitting in a desk all day, standing behind a counter, or operating heavy machinery, hearing is essential to any job.

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Ear Buds vs. Over-The-Ear Headphones

9/25/18 10:44 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Hearing Health

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Which is safer? Ear buds or over-the-ear headphones? It’s a debate that has raged on since the Apple iPod took the world by storm in the early 2000s. Although in-ear headphones had been around for over one hundred years before then, they weren’t a hit with consumers until Apple released its iconic white iPod ear buds.

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The Relationship Between Hearing Loss and Cognition

9/21/18 12:01 PM / by Adam Dawson posted in Hearing Health

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I have a question for you. How many of your patients would you estimate know that the brain translates impulses from the ear into sounds we know and understand? Or that it also discriminates relevant sounds from background noise and turns up our own speech? I would guess not very many. Frankly, I didn’t know until I started working in the industry.

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Turn it Up to 11!: The Loudest Live Events Ever Recorded

8/31/18 11:03 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Hearing Health

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Ever wonder exactly how loud your favorite band is? How about those sporting events you frequently attend to see the teams you love play? Both may be way noisier than you think.

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Household Items That Can Damage Your Hearing

8/13/18 10:46 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Hearing Health

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Hearing hazards are a part of normal, everyday life. From jackhammers to emergency vehicle sirens, there seems to be loud noises everywhere we turn these days. But how much is too much? And do the threats to our hearing health deserve as much attention at home as they do away from home?

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