Articles – Hearing Loss by Monique Hammond

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What is Hidden Hearing Loss?

April 24, 2018

This is hearing loss that is due to nerve damage. It stays “hidden” on basic hearing tests because they do not detect it and therefore are often reported as “normal” or “near normal.”  And so, test results do not explain the symptoms…

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5 Dangerous Hearing Loss Myths by Monique Hammond

April 7, 2018

A myth is a “widely held but false belief or idea.” Hearing loss myths all too often become set-ups for ever greater injury. 1) Hearing loss is an “old people’s” problem This is no longer true. “Young” ears are not immune or…

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Hearing Loss and The Denial Trap

March 30, 2018

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…

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Six-point Action Plan on Hearing Loss

March 21, 2018

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…

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Tinnitus: An Emotional Journey

March 9, 2018

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. …

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World Hearing Day

March 1, 2018

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: …

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Hearing Loss Prevention Training! What is in it for you?

February 23, 2018

Noise-induced hearing loss is a silent and invisible injury that does not heal. It is a special concern for those with jobs in loud places. Yet,  Hearing Loss Prevention Training is an essential but often underrated part of workplace Safety…

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February 16, 2018

Got hearing loss? Protect any residual hearing from noise, the archenemy of ears and hearing.  Save every smidgen that is left! Do not underestimate noise risk For those with hearing loss, it is hard to tell how loud a place…

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5 Reasons Why People Resist Hearing Loss Education

February 9, 2018

5 Reasons Why People Resist Hearing Loss Education Unlike other chronic conditions that inspire us to know as much as possible about them, people tend to resist hearing loss education.  Here are five reasons that might help explain such an…

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Hearing loss and fatigue


February 9, 2018

Understanding speech in loud places can become a tiring chore for those with hearing loss. Why? Because they have to listen harder. All too often people are unaware that moving from listening effort to listening fatigue actually undermines their quality…

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