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Keeping Hospice Patients Connected

There are important steps to ensure that a hospice patient can continue to be a part of the conversation and to improve the quality of care. The first step, however, is establishing if there is a hearing loss in the first place. And for that, the family first needs to communicate with the staff i...

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Setting a Healthy Example

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, and sche...

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Nutrition and Hearing Loss in Children

  The CDC says poor nutrition in childhood can lead to an increased risk for developing health conditions such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, and now even hearing loss. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found t...

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Lack of Communication Causes Loneliness

Being able to clearly hear and communicate wishes with caregivers and loved ones reduces the sense of loneliness and isolation that can often accompany a patient’s final days. It also gives a patient a sense of autonomy, which is important for emotional well-being....

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Hearing Loss in Hospice Patients

The care of those in hospice presents a multitude of challenges for patients as well as their caregivers and family members. Amid pressing concerns such as medical care, pain management and legal and financial concerns, families often become overwhelmed, and hearing loss is often at the bottom of t...

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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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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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Problem Solver

Are you an ambitious problem solver? Many people ignore or downplay their health problems, and they do so for a variety of reasons. But addressing hearing loss sends the message that you’re willing to deal with issues like this head-on: You’ll do what it takes to stay atop your game. Little Roc...

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Hearing Loss and Your Income

Hearing loss can pose a significant barrier to productivity, performance, overall career success, lifetime earnings, and household earnings — in fact, it can lead to almost $30,000 in lost income every year. Luckily, treating hearing loss can make a hearing-related income loss negligible, and it c...

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Hearing Loss and Your Career

More than 10 percent of full-time employees have a diagnosed hearing problem, and another 30 percent suspect they have a problem, but have not sought treatment.  And of those with a suspected hearing loss, nearly all report that this hearing loss impacts them on the job, with complaints ranging fro...