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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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Tips for Communicating with Face Masks

These are different times, with hurdles we have never met before. Who would have thought that it would be commonplace to wear a mask in public? While this and maintaining 6-foot distance to maintain social distance practices have become part of many everyday routines there are added challenges for people with hearing issues.  Challenges of Communicating with Masks: Obscured voice: Wearing masks can make people’s voices sound muffled. Mask can create a communication barrier, making...
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Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

We all know that water and fragile electronics don’t mix. This could not be truer for hearing aids. You’ve made a big investment in your hearing when you started using your new hearing aids. It’s important to understand how to care for them so you can use them for a long time. No matter how careful we are mistakes are bound to happen, especially with a device like a hearing aid that you take with...
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Common Hearing Aid Problems & How to Fix Them

If you’ve recently invested in a new set of hearing aids, congratulations! Millions of individuals wear these advanced, custom-fit, digitally programmed and personalized hearing solutions every day. These devices are fitted specifically for your hearing needs and will make a huge difference in so many aspects of your life at home, in your personal relationships, in your independence and at work. Like any new device, it takes time to understand how to make sure they...
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