Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) and Technology for Hearing Loss

By Monique Hammond / June 17, 2024 / Comments Off on Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) and Technology for Hearing Loss

Hearing help is not limited to hearing aids. Many people use an array of assistive listening devices to boost communication and hearing anytime and anywhere. Although required by the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) hearing accommodation in public places is at best spotty and not very well publicized. And so, I don’t travel without my…

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Improved communication year round

Improved Communication Year-round

By Monique Hammond / December 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Improved Communication Year-round

Be included, not excluded! There is no time like the Holidays to remind those with hearing loss of the dreaded oncoming communication crunch. The struggle to understand speech in noisy groups and places makes it hard to participate in conversations and activities. And so. it is easy to feel excluded rather than included during the peak…

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Hearing Loss Outed By Covid

Hearing Loss Outed by COVID-19

By Monique Hammond / March 27, 2021 / Comments Off on Hearing Loss Outed by COVID-19

No place to hide Yes, hearing loss became truly a family affair during COVID isolation and quarantine. There was no way to hide 24/7 when conversations became labored for those with hearing loss. Family members grew weary in a hurry of having to confront the communication struggles every single day. One lady shared that she…

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Hearing loss and fatigue

Hearing Loss and Fatigue

By Monique Hammond / January 23, 2021 / Comments Off on Hearing Loss and Fatigue

Worn out by the struggle to hear? The effort of trying to follow a conversation tends to leave people with hearing loss exhausted, anxious and plenty stressed. Yet, the ties between hearing loss and fatigue are all too often under-appreciated by patients and medical specialists alike.  One strains to hear, to speech-or lipread and to…

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SNR Hearing Loss

SNR Hearing Loss

By Monique Hammond / December 17, 2020 / Comments Off on SNR Hearing Loss

What did you say? Old problem gets a name An almost standard comment from people with hearing loss goes like this: “If only I could turn the speakers’ voices up louder, I would be able to hear and understand better over the room noise.”  The issue of not understanding speech in background sound is known…

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Telecoils and neckloops

COVID Homebound? Loop Yourself for Better Hearing

By Monique Hammond / November 11, 2020 / Comments Off on COVID Homebound? Loop Yourself for Better Hearing

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 distances.  What is a neckloop? A basic, non-amplified neckloop is a miniature version of a large loop,…

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Keep hearinh alove in Covid 19

In COVID-19 Isolation? Keep Hearing Alive

By Monique Hammond / April 3, 2020 / Comments Off on In COVID-19 Isolation? Keep Hearing Alive

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 ─ which hinders speechreading and tests the distance performance of hearing aids ─ and pretty…

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