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Hearing Better in Noisy Environments: Got T-coils? Let’s Loop! by Monique Hammond

Certainly, many people with hearing loss have been helped beyond their wildest dreams by generations of digital, sophisticated hearing devices, yet communication barriers persist nevertheless. […]

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Excess Noise is Poison to the Ears By Monique Hammond

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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Communication Challenge: Word Wars! By Monique Hammond

  It is well-known that if somebody has a hearing loss, those around him or her acquire a communication challenge. Especially if hard-of-hearing partners used […]

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For Quiet Times: Tinnitus Awareness Week by Monique Hammond

  There is not a dull day in the world of hearing loss during the month of May! From the 19th to the 25th Tinnitus […]

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In the Interest of Quality of Life: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month By Monique Hammond

“One in Five Americans Has Hearing Loss.” With this headline Johns Hopkins researchers gained the media’s attention in November 2011. They found that 1 in […]

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Boston: And Now for the Invisible Injuries – Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, PTSD… By Monique Hammond

News coming out of Boston has dominated the airwaves for some time. Stories both heroic and horrific have moved us in many different ways. Doctors […]

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Hearing Loss is a Chronic Condition. Learn about it! By Monique Hammond

Hearing used to be my keenest sense. My father kidded me that I heard the grass grow. When I asked for a dog for safety […]

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Hearing Loss as a Social Issue. Let’s Talk About it! By Monique Hammond

At a presentation I misspoke and called hearing loss a “social disease” instead of a social issue. This got a big laugh and we were […]

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Listening Effort: When Hearing Becomes a Tiring Chore by Monique Hammond

About a month after I suffered a sudden left-sided deafness accompanied by a hefty vertigo attack I felt ready to head back to work. I […]

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Emotions! The Often Neglected Part of the Story of Hearing Loss by Monique Hammond

Dealing with the physical fallout of my sudden hearing loss was distressful to be sure, but it turned out not to be the major challenge […]

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