Did you know that the average noise level of a restaurant is 79.3dBA? Hearing loss starts to occur at sounds 85dBA and louder. Restaurants are a constant hustle and bustle of noise. Between the constant movement of people, proximity of tables, and design of the room, restaurants can be uncomfortably loud for everyone and especially for people with hearing difficulties.
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34 states have mandated school hearing screenings1, but how much do you know about these screenings? Why do they do them? What exactly are they testing? How accurate is it? What should parents expect to come out of it?
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It’s time for that crazy chaos of getting school supplies, first day outfits, and physicals – but should you add getting your child’s hearing checked to your To-Do list? Traditionally children are given hearing tests at school, but those are only health exams to determine if you need further testing.
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Hearing loss affects not only the person with the loss but also the loved one’s in their life. But there are ways to make it easier on everyone.
Do you have a family member or close friend who obviously needs hearing help? This can be exhausting and extremely frustrating, perhaps even causing feelings of anger toward the individual with hearing loss. You may even find yourself lashing out exasperated and asking, "why won't you do something about it?!"