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It’s Concert Time!

Here are 4 tips for minimizing the risk of hearing loss after a concert Don’t stand close to the loudspeakers at any point during the concert Use earplugs for concerts and do it correctly. Go all-in if you attend concerts regularly: get hearing protection that’s shaped for your ears and doesn’...

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Going on a Date?

Large, busy restaurants with open kitchens have a lot of background noise that makes it difficult for people with hearing loss to communicate. Instead of booking a reservation at that brand new restaurant that’s been impossible to get into since it opened, why don’t you go to that cute little ca...

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Are You Ready for Valentine’s Day?

It’s that time of the year again: the time of the year when every retail shop suddenly dons the same red-and-pink color scheme, plasters hearts across the windows and unloads a truck full of chocolates and red roses right next to the check-out line. Whether or not you plan to shower your significa...

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Eating Healthy as a Family!

Modeling good health habits for your family can help your children and grandchildren develop healthy habits of their own and stave off hearing loss due to poor nutrition.  Eat a balanced diet, get the proper amount of exercise, protect your hearing from exposure to loud or excessive noise.  Schedu...

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Is Your TV Too Loud?

Typically, we think noise induced hearing loss is caused by prolonged exposure to incredibly loud noises, such as factories, construction sites, or rock concerts, etc.. Did you know that if your TV is too loud it could be a sneaky culprit for hearing loss? Years of listening to the television at hi...

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Kitchen Appliances

Noisy appliances like blenders and coffee grinders could do damage to your ears over time. The more often you get those noisy blades going, the more trauma your ears go through. Hard-core chefs should consider ear protection, though the occasional smoothie isn’t anything to worry about. If you’r...

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Hearing Loss Tips for Traveling by Plane

When booking a flight, always sign up for flight change alerts via text or email. If someone else books the flight for you, follow up with the airline to ensure you receive updated information by phone or email. Try to book a seat up front where the flight crew can find you and communicate with [&he...

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Blah, Blah, Blah

Do you have trouble following a conversation when people are talking at the same time?  Our ability to process multiple incoming and competing signals deteriorates over time, so being a little lost in conversation occasionally isn’t always a sign of hearing loss. However, if you’re at a w...

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Tips for Traveling by Car

If you’re the driver and you lip-read or sign/cue, teach your passengers to insert pauses in their conversation when your eyes are on the road. Ask passengers to use an FM system in order to deliver the conversation right to your ears. This allows you to keep your eyes on the road at all times. [&...

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Hearing Loss Signs

If you’re not sure what the common signs for hearing loss are, here are a few. *Difficulty understanding people, especially in crowded places like restaurants *Need to have phrases repeated *High volume on the TV or stereo *Difficulty hearing on the phone *Difficulty following group conversati...