Great Apps for Phone Captioning

Name a task, and there is a great chance there is an app for it. There are apps for health, productivity, entertainment, navigation, banking, and a zillion other applications. If you have a hearing loss, some apps can assist you with making life a little bit easier. The following is a listing of a few… Continue reading Great Apps for Phone Captioning

How to Soothe Itchy Ears from Wearing Hearing Aids

If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss or hearing impairment, chances are your hearing healthcare provider has recommended hearing aids. Every day, millions of Americans benefit from these devices and their ever-advancing features. Hearing aids can be a valuable tool to not only help you communicate more fully but also to manage hearing loss… Continue reading How to Soothe Itchy Ears from Wearing Hearing Aids

Hearing Amplifiers and Hearing Aids—How to Choose the Best Device for Your Hearing Loss

Did you know that you can purchase a hearing device at your local department store? It is true; you can buy a device that will amplify sounds for you. Although people buy these devices instead of a hearing aid, they are not approved medical products. These devices, intended to be used by individuals with normal… Continue reading Hearing Amplifiers and Hearing Aids—How to Choose the Best Device for Your Hearing Loss

Tips for Overcoming Tinnitus

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is a ringing, buzzing, hissing, swishing, clicking, or other type of noise that seems to originate in the ear or head. Most of us will experience tinnitus or sounds in the ears at some time or another. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), tinnitus is… Continue reading Tips for Overcoming Tinnitus

5 Best Accessories to Watch TV with Hearing Loss

  Are you dealing with hearing loss?  You’re not alone: millions of Americans now live with hearing impairment, tinnitus and similar hearing problems. but that doesn’t mean they have to give up the things they love. That includes watching TV. These days there are so many options to help you watch and listen to your… Continue reading 5 Best Accessories to Watch TV with Hearing Loss

The Zika Virus and Hearing Loss in Adults

The recent Olympic Games in Brazil brought the Zika virus to the world’s notice.  We all heard about athletes choosing to drop out of the games rather than risk exposure.  Recently, the WHO (World Health Organization) declared Zika a “public health emergency of international concern.” What is Zika? Zika is a Flavivirus carried by mosquitos.… Continue reading The Zika Virus and Hearing Loss in Adults

Summer Camps for the Hearing Impaired

  Summer holds many meanings for all of us; it can be hot and humid, we all enjoying the beautiful sunshine, blooming flowers, and trees, barbecues and summer’s sweet treat, watermelon. The kids are out on their bikes, the boys of summer are out on the field, school is out and vacation season is here!… Continue reading Summer Camps for the Hearing Impaired

Hearing Aids: Coming to a Mall Near You

Imagine being able to grab a hearing aid along with clothes, shoes, cookies and other goodies from your local shopping mall. As far-fetched as this may sound it is a reality. The purchase of over the counter amplification products is now a cost-cutting dream come true. But just how good of a dream is unclear.… Continue reading Hearing Aids: Coming to a Mall Near You

Marriage and Hearing Loss: How to Stay Connected

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Anyone who is or has been married knows that marriage isn’t a static state of being. Marriage is an ever-changing and growing relationship between two partners that takes a whole lot of work no matter who you are. It requires commitment, communication, patience and understanding with or without perfect hearing. That’s not to say that… Continue reading Marriage and Hearing Loss: How to Stay Connected

The Not So Typical Causes of Hearing Loss

Aging, loud noise exposure, being sick with a strong head cold or flu, and tumors. Those four phrases are some of the most typical and common forms of hearing loss people tend to hear about. When visiting your hearing care provider, if you’re informed that you have some abnormal hearing loss, it’s likely that your… Continue reading The Not So Typical Causes of Hearing Loss