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Face masks, hearing loss and hearing aids

Face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) help protect us from the coronavirus, but they add communication challenges for everyone, especially people with hearing impairments. That’s because: Face masks lower the volume of a person’s speech and slightly garble it. Face shields, social distancing and plastic barriers further muffle or reduce sound. Face mask ear loops may tug on your hearing… Read More »

5 Successful Ways to Prevent Hearing Loss

Hearing loss has devastating and detrimental effects on the victim. While some get fewer job opportunities, others struggle with impaired communication, low esteem, and social withdraw. Ear damage happens gradually and with minimal warning indicators. By the time most individuals notice their failing sense of hearing, it almost too late.  It is worth noting that… Read More »

Have hearing loss? Here’s why you may want to try auditory training

Sound comes to you through your ears, but it’s your brain that makes those sounds meaningful to you. If you have hearing loss, hearing aids and other devices will amplify sounds to make it easier to hear. However, your brain may still be struggling to interpret what you’re hearing, especially if you have age-related hearing loss.  … Read More »