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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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Non-auditory Effects of Noise by Monique Hammond

www.what-did-you-say.netExcessive noise is not only poison to the ears leading to hearing loss. It is also a general health and safety hazard. It exerts physical […]

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Hearing Loss: Aural Rehabilitation By Monique Hammond

www.what-did-you-say.net Rehabilitation also applies to ears       Looking back on my numerous specialist encounters while seeking hearing help, a lot of information was not shared […]

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Hearing Loss: A Chronic Condition. By Monique Hammond

  www.what-did-you-say.net   I used to have really, really good hearing. Then one day – poof −I went deaf in my left ear in a […]

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Why Hearing Loss Should be a Public Health Issue by Monique Hammond

    www.what-did-you-say.net    As hearing loss is not considered a potentially fatal or life-threatening condition, why should this growing quality-of-life issue raise Public Health […]

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