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Boost Your Communication With These 6 Apps

Want to feel even more connected to the world around you through the power of sound? There’s an app for that! Actually, we’ve compiled a list of six apps that can help support your communication wellness. 1. Live Transcribe This Google app for Android-powered smartphones doesn’t translate but does transcribe in-person conversations in real time. […]

You Need Hearing Aids. Now What?

Q: It turns out I need hearing aids. What’s my next step? A: Hearing aids aren’t one-size-fits-all devices, so your question is a good sign you’re approaching this with the right mindset. Your first step is to confirm you’ve had a complete audiological evaluation. An online “hearing test” can’t determine whether you need hearing aids […]

Hearing Aids + Your Brain

You won’t “mind” this news about better hearing and improved cognition! Does hearing aid use help your brain? A growing amount of research associates hearing technology with improved cognition and slowed or decreased risk of cognitive decline. Get the latest on research that supports your better-hearing health — and your mind. Have you heard? Yet […]

Hear Better at Home

You might be surprised how many small ways you can complement the better hearing you already get from your hearing aids. Read on to learn about technology that can improve communication — and connection — even more. If you’re adjusting to hearing technology, you’ve no doubt noticed how many situations around the home could be […]

Give Mom the Gift of Better Hearing This Mother’s Day

Moms are a busy bunch. Those duty-juggling, many-hats-wearing wonders cherish time for themselves. Whether on a walk, behind an easel with a paintbrush, or climbing a rock wall, those moments are even better when they can enjoy every sound. Is your mom — or a mom you know — not savoring the sounds of her […]

Get in the Loop

Have you — or has someone you know — ever gone to a play, seminar, house of worship, or musical performance, optimized your hearing device settings, and still had trouble hearing? Why does this happen? Hearing in Public Spaces When you listen to a live speech, classroom lesson, classical guitarist, or clergyperson, your hearing device […]

Hearing Loss & Accidental Injury: More Connected Than You May Think

From slips and spills to collisions, machine mishaps and more, accidents befall us all, but did you know that hearing loss might contribute to the risk of injury? In fact, one investigation found that those with hearing difficulties may have a doubled chance of suffering an accidental injury at work or play. The study, published […]

Home Safety for People With Hearing Loss

So many things around the house are designed to alert you using noise. But what if a hearing loss means you miss when the smoke detector or alarm clock sounds?   The following alerting devices are ideal methods for helping your home — or the home of a loved one — feel even safer. Smoke […]

10 Tips for Managing Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can seem daunting, with its ability to affect relationships, self‑confidence, physical health, and more. Taking charge of it, however, can go a long way toward keeping you feeling empowered and engaged. Start with these 10 helpful do’s and don’ts: Do’s DO know that you’re not alone. Hearing loss is a growing public-health challenge […]

Early Hearing Testing: 6 Reasons It Matters

There’s an old saying that “Knowing is half the battle,” and that adage couldn’t be truer when it comes to your hearing and quality of life. Hearing loss affects more than your ability to communicate, so we’re sharing six reasons to have your hearing tested sooner rather than later. FALLS — Untreated hearing impairment is […]