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Tips for Improved Virtual Meetings

Working and socializing look much different than they did a few months ago. The COVID-19 pandemic has moved many personal and professional interactions to virtual meeting platforms. For people with hearing loss, this shift can be

Five Ways to Improve Your Hearing

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of healthy hearing? Is it successfully passing a hearing test? Or perhaps it’s the ability to clearly understand speech in noisy environments. According to the Hearing Loss

Prioritize Your Hearing in 2020

Even though we may choose to start the new year off with the utmost tenacity and determination, after only a few short weeks, our motivations can sometimes fade away. Why do we fail? Perhaps we overestimate how much time we have, or maybe…

Holiday Parties: A Guide to Success

The holiday season is a time for celebrations that bring far-flung family and friends together. At each gathering, it's likely that at least one of the attendees may have hearing loss. Making sure they're included in all the festivities

5 Dangerous Household Sounds

Many people think that most loud sounds that can cause hearing loss are found in the workplace, or at sporting events and concerts. But there are also potentially dangerous sounds in your household that can cause hearing loss. Some of them

Understanding Your Audiogram

If you or your loved one has just had a hearing test performed by a hearing care professional (or if you are planning to have one in the near future), you will receive the results as an audiogram. An audiogram is a graph that

How Loud is Too Loud?

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is hearing impairment resulting from exposure to loud sounds—from a single sound burst, like an explosion, to continuous loud sounds over a period of time, like a concert. NIHL can affect you over a