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Telehealth and Remote Assistance Services

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If you hadn’t heard about telehealth before 2020, you almost certainly have heard of it by now! With quarantine mandates and social distancing measures, many health care practitioners are looking to provide telehealth options for their patients. Telehealth is a system of providing healthcare services remotely. Most of the time, this is done with a …

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Tips for Seamless TV Watching with Hearing Aids

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Sometimes, hearing loss can make seemingly mundane activities – such as watching TV – feel stressful or annoying. This is especially true when trying to watch TV with someone who does not have a hearing loss. In light of recent events, many of us are spending more time at home, which can also mean more …

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Why are Annual Hearing Tests Important?

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Annual check-ups are an extremely important aspect of not just our physical health, but in many areas of our lives. Many companies employ annual reviews to check in with their employees on their progress and goals. General healthcare practitioners recommend a yearly full physical to ensure overall health and help pinpoint issues early on for …

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Myths about Hearing Aids

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For being such tiny devices, hearing aids certainly carry with them a lot of myths that are simply untrue. Read below to learn about some of the most common myths surrounding hearing aids and hearing loss. Perhaps you’ve heard of or even believe some of these common untruths! Myth #1: Hearing aids are just plain …

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Growing Evidence that Noise Pollution is Bad for Your Health

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We all know that air pollution is bad for our health, but did you know that noise pollution can have a negative impact on our health as well? Multiple studies have found that increase noise volumes over a prolonged period of time can have a negative impact on the health and wellbeing of both children …

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Treating Hearing Loss Could Help Lower Healthcare Costs

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There’s very little getting around it. Until most healthcare insurance providers and Medicare begin covering more hearing healthcare costs – hearing aids remain a financial investment. Hearing devices are an investment into meaningful conversations, human connection, work productivity, relationships, cognitive health, physical health and overall quality of life. All of these aspects of life can …

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Understanding the Degrees of Hearing Loss

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Like most things in life, hearing loss is a spectrum. Some people have perfect hearing and can understand even the quietest of whispers, while others have no ability to hear at all. The hearing ability of every human lies somewhere along this scale. When getting a hearing loss diagnosis, it is important to understand the …

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Adults with Hearing Loss at Higher Risk for Unemployment

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We all want to be successful at work and to navigate our social and work-related conversations on the job with ease. That can be particularly difficult for those with hearing loss. Loss of hearing can lead to health problems, but few know the risks to their job prospects. Two recent studies have added weight to …

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The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids – like all technological devices – have improved significantly and quickly over the past few years. One of the major advancements with hearing aids is Bluetooth connectivity. When selecting new hearing aids, Bluetooth capability is an important factor. It is important for you to understand whether or not Bluetooth connectivity is necessary or …

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

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Each and every May, the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) celebrates “Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM)”. Each year, the organization outlines a new theme. This year’s theme is “Communication at Work”. Although BHSM has been interrupted slightly by COVID-19, there are still many ways we can raise awareness from the comfort of …