hearing aids

Can Hearing Loss Cause Brain Fog?

By Monique Hammond / July 25, 2022 /

Note:. No matter what the cause, brain fog episodes should be evaluated by a physician. In the World of Hearing Loss, Brain Fog is one of the topics that few want to talk about. But it does happen and must be acknowledged. Brain fog can have serious physical and emotional consequences. In social settings or…

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Resistance to Hearing Aid Use

By Monique Hammond / April 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Resistance to Hearing Aid Use

Why do so many people who need hearing help resist the use of hearing aids? Fast-paced technology advances certainly offer chances for so much better hearing. Yet, marketing surveys and research studies continue to explore possible reasons for customer resistance to hearing aid use. Is it all about price? Although price is often cited as…

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Preventive Hearing Care is a Life-long Commitment

By Monique Hammond / March 25, 2022 / Comments Off on Preventive Hearing Care is a Life-long Commitment

 Save natural hearing Hearing is the sense that is all too often taken for granted – until it goes away. Even as the notion of “prevention” is all the rage in health care, preventive hearing care to save natural hearing is not a major concern.   Only when the effects of damage and neglect become…

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Improved communication year round

Improved Communication Year-round

By Ralph D Thomas / 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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OTC Hearing Aid

OTC Hearing Aids Public Comment Period

By Ralph D Thomas / November 9, 2021 / Comments Off on OTC Hearing Aids Public Comment Period

OTC hearing aids will be “self-fitting,” non-prescription devices. They will be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but people can buy them Over-the-Counter without a prescription or the input of any professional help. Would-be users will be on their own when it comes to deciding if they qualify for these devices because they are…

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Hearing Loops & Telecoils Ease Travel

By Ralph D Thomas / 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 Outed By Covid

Hearing Loss Outed by COVID-19

By Ralph D Thomas / 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 Ralph D Thomas / 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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Hearing loss and grief

Hearing Loss and Grief

By Ralph D Thomas / January 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Hearing Loss and Grief

Loss is loss  Grieving one’s hearing? Don’t the notions of Grief and Loss only apply to losing living creatures, like people and pets? Not exactly. I certainly got a crash course on the issue when a sudden hearing loss totally upended my life and changed it forever.  “Loss is loss,” a nurse once told me…

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SNR Hearing Loss

SNR Hearing Loss

By Ralph D Thomas / 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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