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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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Cytomegalovirus and newborn deafness

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Newborn Deafness and Hearing Loss

By Ralph D Thomas / July 19, 2021 /

The dangers of congenital CMV during pregnancy Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common, non-genetic cause for hearing loss or deafness in newborn babies. If the virus that infects the mother during pregnancy is passed on to the child, he/she will be born with congenital (present at birth) CMV infection. Yet, some 91% of women do not know…

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It’s May, the Time to Take Action on Hearing and Speech Issues

By Ralph D Thomas / May 11, 2021 / Comments Off on It’s May, the Time to Take Action on Hearing and Speech Issues

During the month of May, people are called upon to raise awareness on many diverse topics. It is also my birth month. But I never ever thought that May would become important to me as “Better Hearing and Speech” Month.  Connections through Communication Every year since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates the month…

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