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Hearing Loss and the Gratitude Journal

When I was in the throes of sudden hearing loss, tortured by tinnitus, fighting to keep myself upright and overcome by feelings – none of […]

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Is Hearing Loss An Invisible Disability?

Maybe not so much!  Certainly, unless visible hearing aids give the “secret” away, it is impossible to “see” the damage that leads to this communication […]

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How Noise-induced Hearing Loss Happens

Excess noise? Yes, it is an ototoxic, or ear-harmful, substance that has become part of our daily lives – and we accept it. It is […]

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Five Ways to Preserve Hearing in Children

Hearing loss is not just for aging and older people anymore. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine 1 in 5 Americans, age 12 and over, has […]

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Hearing Loss and Listening Effort

Communication as a tiring chore  About a month after I suffered a sudden left-sided deafness accompanied by a hefty vertigo attack I headed back to […]

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Hearing Preservation as a Choice

Hearing preservation is not only an investment in future quality of life. It is also a choice that we must be ready and willing to […]

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Tips on Vetting Hearing Loop Installers

Together with telecoils hearing loops make up assistive listening systems that cut down background noise and make for a much clearer listening experience for those […]

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Hearing Aids: No Guilt or Apologies Needed! By Monique Hammond

www.what-did-you-say.net Talking points for dealing with upsetting comments Managing a patient’s expectations regarding hearing aids is one thing. Managing those of family, friends and even […]

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Talk to Kids about Noise-induced Hearing Loss: What Parents Need to Know by Monique Hammond

www.what-did-you-say.net Studies have shown repeatedly that although noise-induced hearing loss in the younger population is on the rise, many parents fail to address this issue […]

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Some Thoughts on Hearing Loss and Depression By Monique Hammond

www.what-did-you-say.net Correlation between hearing loss and depression Hearing loss is a chronic communication issue that can seriously impact quality of life. It can lead to […]

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