Monday, February 26, 2018

Hearing aids and the hearing healthcare journey

Good hearing healthcare entails more than just receiving a hearing aid. A comprehensive hearing healthcare journey has three major components:
1. Diagnosis, to find out why conversations are becoming difficult.
2. Hearing aids, to amplify sounds so you can hear them.
3. Listening therapy, to exercise and develop your skills so you can interpret those new sounds that you can now hear.
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tips from a pro about hearing loss

Jim Kyte played for the San Jose Sharks from 1994 to 1996. He was a bruising defense man, weighing 220 pounds and standing 6-foot-5. It was perhaps because of his size, he notes, that very few people ever made fun of him because he has profound hearing loss.  Here's his advice about dealing with hearing loss:

"If you don't understand something that was said, don't be afraid to ask the person to repeat it...Don't be afriad to ask someone to keep their hands away from their mouths. If you are in a public place, don't be afraid to ask somebody to turn on closed captions on a TV or video." (Glantz, Feb., 2018, The Hearing Journal)

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Break the stigma of hearing loss

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

No wonder it's difficult, especially if you have hearing loss

"Hearing in noise relies on some of the fastest and most complex computations the brain has to do," says Nina Kraus, Professor of Auditory Neuroscience at Northwestern University. "...engaging in exercises for the brain strengthens the ability to hear in noise. For example, music training and intensive computerized auditory training strengthen hearing in noise by augmenting the underlying sensorimotor and cognitve mechanisms."
(The Hearing Journal, 2017)

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