THE BLOG

10 Tips for Preventing Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) by Monique Hammond

  Although irreversible once it takes hold, noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is entirely preventable. Yet, the numbers of those afflicted are on the rise. The […]

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Earplugs Everybody! Let School Band Practice Begin By Monique Hammond

  Long before I got introduced to the world of hearing loss, my daughter’s music teacher joked that he always got plenty of volunteers for […]

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Head Trauma and Inner Ear Concussions by Monique Hammond

  As schools have started and the professional football season is upon us, head trauma and its consequences are again very much in the news. […]

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On Hearing Loops: Think Before you Loop by Monique Hammond

  The race is on! Hearing or induction loops that are certified to comply with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards conform to the Americans with […]

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Frustrated with Hearing Aids? Seven Possible Reasons By Monique Hammond

  The topic of hearing aids can lead to pretty heated discussions in support groups. Certainly, digital instruments have helped many people beyond their wildest […]

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Going to Church? Bring your Ear Protection By Monique Hammond

  When I was singing in our parish church my uncle Henry would admonish me that “it does not have to be beautiful but it […]

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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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