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24/05/19

As an Invisible Disability, Hearing Loss Often Goes Ignored

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, approximately 48 million Americans (20 percent) report some degree of hearing loss. While hearing loss is third most common physical condition behind arthritis and heart disease, affecting people of all ages it is a disability that can be invisible to most people. While it may seem too vulnerable for people who suffer from hearing loss to admit that they have a disability, the benefits of disclosure can only help...
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20/05/19

Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

If you use hearing aids to treat your hearing loss, making plans for unexpected disasters and weather emergencies can be challenging if you are not taking the appropriate precautions. Messages of emergency preparedness and weather awareness are often disseminated through radio and television announcements. It is important that this information be visible to accommodate people with different hearing disabilities. From a natural disaster to unexpected emergencies in the home, the need to plan, practice, and...
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09/05/19

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, approximately 48 million Americans (20 percent) report some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss is third most common physical condition behind arthritis and heart disease, affecting people of all ages. People ages 60-70 are most affected. According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 28.8 million adults in the United States could benefit from wearing hearing aids. Sadly, of those age 70...
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24/04/19

Why You Should Treat Bilateral Hearing Loss with Two Hearing Aids

Humans naturally have what’s known as binaural hearing, which is the ability to hear in two ears. If you ever enjoyed music in surround sound, then you can appreciate the importance of binaural hearing.  Often, individuals experience hearing loss in one ear (also known as unilateral hearing loss), yet their health care professionals will recommend getting two hearing aids – one for each ear. Bilateral hearing aid fitting, sometimes called binaural hearing aid fitting, is...
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