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What Does Smoking Have to Do with Hearing Loss?

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For years now, many people have found smoking to be a relaxing pastime. While smoking is a common practice, it certainly isn’t a healthy one: 16 million Americans live with a related disease, and 1 in 5 Americans die from related causes. If you smoke cigarettes and are also experiencing hearing loss, did you know that the two could be connected? Here are some of the reasons why smoking can impact your hearing.

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

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For most of us, November means we’re one step closer to Thanksgiving, but for others, it’s Diabetes Awareness Month. In fact, on November 14th, the disease is recognized worldwide on World Diabetes DayIn order to raise awareness, we’d like to draw attention to the connection between diabetes and hearing loss. We’ll also share some tips for how you can work to prevent as much damage to your hearing as possible.

How to Prep Your Hearing Aids for the Cold

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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

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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

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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

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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.