Accidents happen. It’s easier than you may imagine to forget you’re wearing your hearing aids and jump into the shower. What do you do then? Amplifon Hearing Health Care breaks down how exactly to dry out your hearing aids when your plans go awry.
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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are protecting themselves by washing their hands, social distancing, and wearing face masks. While the day to day can already be difficult if you are struggling with hearing loss, it can be even harder with all of these health precautions. Read more to discover some tips and tricks to make communicating a bit easier.
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People with hearing loss commonly avoid social situations because they struggle to hear, and many experience loneliness and depression as a result. Now with social distancing guidelines in place, family members and friends with hearing loss are at an even higher risk for mental health issues as a result of loneliness. One study even found that loneliness was associated with a reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes daily.1
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You’ve likely heard that diabetes is tied to hearing loss, which is why regular hearing screenings should be included in your diabetes care checklist.
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Looking for an easy way to understand or explain how hearing and hearing loss works? Join Laila and Brian on their journey of discovery into the dangers of noise.
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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?!"