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Hearing Tips for the Festive Period

The festive period is a time for celebrating with family and friends. With large gatherings, laughter and conversation, noises tend to elevate, making it difficult for someone with hearing loss to understand speech and follow conversations. Below are some simple hearing tips that can help you and your guests fully enjoy this holiday season! When hosting a holiday party at home, it’s impor...
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The Hearing Loss Advocate You Don’t Want to Be

An advocate can significantly impact the hearing journey process, both in positive and negative ways. Our own Sarah Bricker shares her own “bad” advocates story and offers tips to help other advocates avoid the mistakes in the story below. In high school, my hearing loss wasn’t that bad, in fact I refused to admit I had one. My best friends Naomi, Alexi and Lori on the other h...
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Diabetes: A Risk Factor for Hearing Loss

There has been a link between diabetes and hearing loss since the 1960s, but no real pinpoint to a possible cause was found until just a few years ago. In 2008, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conducted a study that showed hearing loss is about twice as common in adults with diabetes than with those who do not have the disease. After testing over 4,700 participants’ abil...
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5 Tips for Better Hearing with Hearing Aids

Unlike eyeglasses, which, when put on, provide immediate, positive results, hearing aids typically require a short transition period before benefits are fully realized. Most people need a month or two to get used to how the hearing aids sound and feel, and it can be frustrating at first as new sounds are heard or older sounds are crisper, stronger and seem, at first, abnormal. When you make the ...
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Tips to Be a Better Hearing Advocate

Being an advocate is hard, and when you’re an advocate for someone with hearing loss, it can be even more challenging. Hearing loss is connected to the misleading belief that only the elderly have it and that hearing aids aren’t for the “young.” In reality, hearing loss affects children and adults of all ages, and according to the World Health Organization, over a billion...
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Links Found Between Hearing Health and Bone & Joint Health

Did you know that hearing health is directly related to overall health and wellness? Did you know that recent research has linked bone and joint health and hearing health? Bone and Joint Action week is held annually October 12-20. The goal of the global initiative is to raise awareness on the prevention, management, and treatment of bone and joint disorders including arthritis, back pain, osteo...
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