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05/27/21

Tips to Ease Communication with Face Masks & Hearing Loss

The world has transformed in the last year, and we are now quite acclimated to wearing face masks in public spaces. Despite our acceptance of the inevitability of wearing masks for the time being, that doesn’t make it any easier to communicate with them. With limited visual and acoustic information, masks can make it hard for anyone to carry on a conversation. Yet the real challenge is posed to those with untreated hearing loss. Relying...
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02/08/21

How Hearing Loss Treatment Can Lessen Loneliness

Has social distancing and wearing masks in public left you feeling lonely this past year? It’s important to remember that you are not alone in this. It can be difficult to connect to people when you are trying to stay 6 feet apart and you can’t see people’s facial expressions through masks.  This pandemic may be remembered by many as their most lonely time. This especially a danger for those of us as we reach...
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01/16/21

Why Do Masks Make it Difficult to Communicate?

Masks have become an everyday part of our lives. Our public health officials recommend that we wear masks when meeting people, when visiting the doctor, and even when shopping. Masks are an effective way to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, we also know that masks make it difficult to communicate.  Masks Affect Speech Understanding Wearing a mask muffles the sound of your voice. This makes it harder to hear what’s being said,...
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05/18/20

Communication At Work: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Hearing loss is a serious condition you may not even know you are living with. This is because hearing loss can develop slowly over time, due to old age (presbycusis) or noise induced hearing loss, due to excessive noise at work or recreation.  It is often the people around you who notice you are missing conversation and first mention it. If people around you are suggesting this, then this is a good time to seek...
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