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Hearing Loss and Covid

Hearing Loss and COVID-Distanced Holidays

By Ralph D Thomas / November 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Hearing Loss and COVID-Distanced Holidays

Virtual technology for communication access People with hearing challenges tend to dread the Holiday Season, the peak socializing time of the year. It is a frustrating and even depressing time when many feel excluded from conversations and activities as they struggle to hear and understand in noisy places.  However, new ways of communicating might actually…

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COVID-19 Related Hearing Loss?

By Ralph D Thomas / August 18, 2020 / Comments Off on COVID-19 Related Hearing Loss?

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 in the Herpes family. However, as reports of ear and hearing problems are published, the…

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Keep hearinh alove in Covid 19

In COVID-19 Isolation? Keep Hearing Alive

By Ralph D Thomas / 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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Covid 19 Understanding PPE

COVID-19 – Understanding PPE

By Ralph D Thomas / March 4, 2020 / Comments Off on COVID-19 – Understanding PPE

Personal Protective Equipment: It’s all about Safety The talk about PPE, such as masks, gloves and topical disinfectants is all the rage nowadays. Until recently the general public had little awareness of the importance of PPE and many might not have known what the letters actually stand for.   Since then, we have all gotten a crash…

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