Hearing Loss and The Denial Trap

Nobody likes to talk about the chronic communication disorder called hearing loss. Instead, people deny it for as long as possible. The fact that it is often called an “invisible” disability further suggests that it can be hidden, which is actually hard to do. On average, it takes 5 to 10 years before people act…

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Six-point Action Plan on Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a chronic communication disorder. It affects every aspect of life and becomes quickly limiting and unsettling. All the more reason to take action!  Here are 6 points for gaining control as hearing loss threatens quality of life in all sorts of ways. The aim is to go forward, NOT backward.  1) Don’t procrastinate! …

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Tinnitus: An Emotional Journey

Tinnitus is a mystery and often so much more than mere “ringing in the ears.” No matter what the cause, noises such as buzzing, ringing, roaring, hissing or thumping  trigger all kinds of emotional responses  – from annoyance to desperation.  In classic, “subjective” tinnitus, only the patient “hears” these phantom sounds, which frustrates many people.…

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World Hearing Day

Every year, the third of March marks the World Hearing Day. Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), this year’s theme will be: “Hear the future  – and prepare for it. “  According to the website, three key messages highlight the event:  · expected rise in prevalence of hearing loss globally over the coming years (based on…

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