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Is Noise Tolerance a Problem?
Posted by Bruce Townsend on December 05, 2016
We have all experienced discomfort in noise. Sometimes it’s too loud, like a motorcycle or large speaker system; sometimes it’s annoying, like fingernails on a chalkboard. Either way, noise takes many forms and impacts each of us differently. For instance, take the rumbling of a motorcycle engine. While some find it a nuisance, the motorcycle owner may have...
5 Tips to be a Great Advocate
Posted by Bruce Townsend on November 04, 2016
Being an advocate is hard, and when you’re an advocate for someone with hearing loss, it can be even more challenging. Hearing loss is connected to the misleading belief that only the elderly has it and that hearing aids aren’t for the “young.” In reality, hearing loss affects children and adults of all ages, and according to the World...
5 Halloween Safety Tips for Children with Hearing Loss
Posted by Bruce Townsend on October 21, 2016
Halloween marks the most exciting night of the year for many children. Decked out in their new princess or superhero costumes, kids fill the streets in a hurried effort to amass buckets full of treats. Unfortunately, Halloween can also be a dangerous holiday for children. This is especially true to children who have hearing loss. The following 5 tips will help...
3 Back-to-School Hearing Loss Tips
Posted by Bruce Townsend on August 15, 2016
Hearing loss can make learning hard. Teachers constantly move around classrooms, may use microphones during lectures or outside noises may distract or interfere with the professor’s voice. Big classrooms and auditoriums can distort sound, and the presence of other students can make focusing hard as their own voices take over that of the...
Posted by Bruce Townsend on July 13, 2016
When you fly a few times a year, you start to notice more and more about how your ears react to the noise and air pressure in the cabin. There are a few things everyone notices, but for someone with hearing loss, they might experience those annoyances amplified. The things you experience: Difficulty hearing: Even when the passenger next to you talks as loud as...
Summer Hearing Aid Care
Posted by Bruce Townsend on June 16, 2016
Summer means sun, warmth and days spent outside! But for those with hearing loss, summer can be particularly difficult. Hearing aids can be easily damaged when exposed to heat and moisture. In the summer, sweat and water are the two biggest enemies of hearing aids. Sharp temperature changes can cause condensation; hot temperatures cause humidity...
Did you know?
Posted by Bruce Townsend on May 16, 2016
Did you know that May is Better Hearing Month? Did you hear that? The entire month is dedicated to the journey towards better hearing. You may be asking yourself, "Why would this be the case?" I mean, National Cat Day only lasts for 24 hours. Why does better hearing get 31 glorious days? The answer lies in the beautiful melodies of the bird songs on a sunny...
Repairing Your Hearing Aid
Posted by Bruce Townsend on April 14, 2016
Just like a phone or computer, hearing aids are sophisticated devices that can provide years of benefit when cared for properly. Because of their everyday use, even with every precaution taken, they are susceptible to the elements along with other variables life may throw your way. If your dog used your hearing aid as a chew toy, or your hearing aid has a simple...
Hearing Aid Myths Exposed
Posted by Bruce Townsend on March 03, 2016
Sometimes we love to mislead ourselves by believing what we want to believe or believing what others tell us to believe. As Dr. H. Gustav Mueller once said, “You have to hear what you don’t want to hear to know what you don’t want to hear.” For example, did you know that Thomas Edison didn’t invent the light bulb? Or did you know that...
Hear Better This Valentine's Day
Posted by Bruce Townsend on February 05, 2016
It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! It’s that magical time when retailers fill their stores with chocolates and flowers and, in turn, hope that you fill the air with love. But there is one aspect of Valentine’s Day that many couples are challenged by each year – and that is hearing loss. You won’t...
How Hearing Helps You Achieve Your Resolutions
Posted by Bruce Townsend on January 18, 2016
Let me guess: you made a New Year’s resolution this year. Over 40% of Americans make New Year resolutions each year and the number is steadily growing. A resolution can be anything from wanting to travel more, losing weight, spending more time with family or even learning to paint. If you didn’t make a resolution this year, maybe there is something...
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