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How to Effectively Communicate with People with Hearing Loss

 

If you have a loved one with hearing loss, you know that hearing loss can present a wide variety of communication struggles. Your loved one may frequently ask you to repeat yourself, raise your voice, or fill in the gaps. To make your life, and your love one’s life, just a bit easier, here are few tips for how you can better communicate with them.

Check Your Hearing for Diabetes Awareness Month

 

For most us, November means we are one step closer to Thanksgiving, but for others, November is Diabetes Awareness Month. In fact, diabetes is recognized worldwide on November 14th with World Diabetes DayIn order to raise awareness, we’d like to bring attention to the connection between diabetes and hearing loss, as well as share some tips for how to prevent and address diabetes-related hearing loss.

How to Prep Your Hearing Aids for the Cold

 

For most people, summer means heading outdoors and going camping, jumping in the pool, or taking a trip to the beach. But when the leaves start falling and temperatures start dropping, it’s a great time to ensure your hearing aids’ performance do not follow suit. Let’s take a look at how the winter weather can impact your hearing aids and what you can do about it.

How to Talk to Your Loved One About Hearing Loss

 

When your loved one has hearing loss, you often realize it before they do. For example, you might find yourself raising your voice to talk to them, or notice that they keep the television at an unusually high volume. While gifting your loved one with hearing aids seems like a great idea, it's not often the best solution. Instead, your first step should be to encourage your loved one to seek a solution. Here are 5 tips for talking to your loved one about hearing loss.

7 Tips for Making the Most of Social Outings with Hearing Loss

 

For most people with hearing loss, social outings can be challenging. From differentiating one voice from another to struggling to hear voices over the background noise, going into a noisy environment with friends or family can become more stressful than enjoyable. If you have hearing loss, you can still enjoy a night out on the town. Just follow these 7 tips to make the most of your social outings.

How to Own Your Hearing Loss in 4 Easy Steps

 

When diagnosed with hearing loss, it can be tempting to withdraw from others in an attempt to hide your condition. However, having hearing loss isn’t a reason to hide away. Remember, you aren’t your hearing loss: You are a person with hearing loss. Here are four steps you should take to own your hearing loss, and start living your life to the fullest once again.

How Hearing Loss and Depression are Connected

 

Perhaps when you try and talk with your loved ones, they become frustrated because you always struggle to hear them. At this point, you feel like there is no hope and that your social life is over. Sound familiar? Your hearing loss may be causing you to experience depression, but don’t feel too dismayed. Although hearing loss has been known to cause depression, many cases of hearing loss are treatable.