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The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

In Communication, Family & Relationships, Health, Hearing Health, Mental Health, Tips & Tricks by Candace Wawra

You know already that a number of health benefits are gained by remaining physically active in your older years, including reducing chronic pain, delaying and deterring certain diseases, and assisting you in recovering from illness or injury more quickly. But while physical activity is essential for maintaining a high quality of life, the bonds you make with others, and …

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Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings at Work

In hearing loss, Tips & Tricks by Candace Wawra

Researchers have found that people in the Deaf community or those with severe hearing impairments are actually better at understanding nonverbal communication than hearing people. This is not so surprising, as recognizing and analyzing small body movements and facial expressions are such important aspects of sign language and communication amongst people with limited hearing. Laurie …

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Hearing Loss Fatigue: How to Restore Your Energy

In Hearing Health, hearing loss, Hearing Loss Fatigue, Tips & Tricks by Candace Wawra

Adjusting to hearing loss isn’t easy. The added difficulty in understanding speech and communication actually makes us vulnerable to other health risks and at a fundamental level exhausts our energy. If you’ve felt drained after a long day, take a minute to evaluate what activities you engaged in. If you live with significant hearing loss …