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Air Travel with Hearing Loss

By Monique Hammond / April 8, 2024 / Comments Off on Air Travel with Hearing Loss

For those with hearing loss any travel is stressful.  However, air travel presents many extra challenges. Nowadays, major airports are huge, confusing places with plenty of noise, echoes, and scattering sound. In such environments even a mild hearing loss can have disabling and anxiety-raising effects. Typically, hard-of-hearing people struggle to understand speech in background noise.…

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Unilateral Hearing Loss (UHL) Impacts Quality of Life and Safety

By Monique Hammond / August 22, 2023 / Comments Off on Unilateral Hearing Loss (UHL) Impacts Quality of Life and Safety

Unilateral Hearing Loss (UHL) is also called Single-Sided Hearing Loss, which means that only one ear has some degree of loss. When the loss becomes profound, it is referred to as Single-sided Deafness (SSD). Roughly 7% of adults in the United States have some degree of UHL. We hear our best when the brain gets…

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Hearing Loops & Telecoils Ease Travel

By Monique Hammond / October 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Hearing Loops & Telecoils Ease Travel

Hearing loops & telecoils create assistive listening systems Travel happens mostly in sound environments that generate serious communication challenges for those with hearing loss. Yet, understanding speech in the least amount of background noise is a major issue for those who are hard-of-hearing.   Luckily, hearing loops are gaining in popularity with the travel industry…

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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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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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Hearing Loops for businesses

Hearing Loops for Businesses

By Monique Hammond / October 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Hearing Loops for Businesses

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, the Coronavirus has uncovered the fact that many businesses have few if any ways of…

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