Articles – Hearing Loss by Monique Hammond

Telecoils and neckloops

COVID Homebound? Loop Yourself for Better Hearing

November 11, 2020

Got telecoils in the hearing aids but no loop at home with which to use them? Learn about the induction neckloop, which could be a very helpful tool for those who do not have Bluetooth hearing aid connectivity for streaming over short…

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Hearing Loops for businesses

Hearing Loops for Businesses

October 10, 2020

Shortcomings in equitable access Although totally necessary, COVID-19 safety precautions have led to serious communication issues for those with hearing challenges ─ over 20 percent of the population.   While all customers and clients need equitable access to communication at any time,…

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Active listening speech

Trouble Understanding Speech? Active Listening Skills Can Help

September 16, 2020

For those with hearing loss the struggle to understand speech, especially in background sound is a huge obstacle to communication. People tend to describe what they hear as gibberish. It turns out that the situation can be improved upon by…

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Now is the Right Time to Advocate for Hearing Loops

September 3, 2020

Communications challenges continue The COVID-19 threat is not going away anytime soon. Those with hearing loss have experienced added limitations to communication during these times of social distancing, self-quarantine, masked outings and conversations. Being talked to through plastic or glass…

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COVID-19 Related Hearing Loss?

August 18, 2020

An overlooked but possible COVID-19 complication  It is well-known that many viruses are capable of causing hearing damage and hearing loss. The list of culprits, includes viruses that cause measles, mumps, rubella, the CMV virus (CytoMegaloVirus) as well as viruses…

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Noise induced hearing loss

Noise-induced Hearing Loss and Sound Danger Zones

May 27, 2020

By now, it is well known that repeated and prolonged exposures to excessively loud sound damage and age ears and hearing permanently and prematurely. This is called Noise-induced Hearing Loss. The damage is cumulative but it is preventable.  So, how loud is it?…

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Covid 19 Hearing Loss

COVID-19 — Suddenly a Quieter World.

April 20, 2020

Calm and serenity: A silver lining?   Like everybody else, I do not enjoy social distancing. After all, I love doing my Safety and hearing loss presentations in person, with actual people! Feelings of isolation? As a person with hearing loss,…

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Keep hearinh alove in Covid 19

In COVID-19 Isolation? Keep Hearing Alive

April 3, 2020

Those with hearing loss know a thing or two about social isolation. Struggling to understand speech stirs up plenty of feelings of being sidelined during conversations or activities with family, friends and coworkers.   Now add to that social distancing…

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Baby Sound Sleep Machines

March 29, 2020
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Baby Sound Sleep Machines

March 17, 2020

Sleepless nights due to a screaming child are the bane of young parents. So, it was not surprising that the first item on the Must-have list for a family member’s baby shower was a “Baby Sleep Sound Machine.”  Generally, these…

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