Improving Family Communication with Hearing Loss

Improving Family Communication with Hearing Loss

When your family member has a hearing loss, and even the smallest of communications becomes a difficult task, it is normal to feel frustrated, ignored, and even resentful. Your hard of hearing loved one is also feeling the stress of this strained communication, with the added difficulty of having to work extra hard to understand you. It is no doubt …

Tips for Communicating with Deaf & Hard of Hearing People

Tips for Communicating with Deaf & Hard of Hearing People

One in five Americans is living with hearing loss, so there’s a good chance you know someone who struggles to hear. A close friend or family member is probably hard of hearing, but there’s no reason that should affect your relationship. If your loved one has hearing loss, you know it can be a struggle to communicate. You want your …

Prevent Falls by Treating Hearing Loss

Prevent Falls by Treating Hearing Loss

We all know that accidents happen, but that’s no reason to think of them as inevitable. Even as the risk of a falling injury increases as we age, utilizing consideration and precaution can keep you out of harm’s way. One thing to consider, which may surprise you, is that untreated hearing loss increases your risk of falling significantly. For people …

Working with Hearing Loss

Working with Hearing Loss

As anyone who has ever been between jobs will attest, looking for a job can often be just as demanding as working one. Even in the best of circumstances, interviews are stressful, as is learning the ropes at a new workplace. For working adults with hearing loss, whether they are employed or actively seeking employment, there are additional challenges to …

US Diplomats Experience Unexplained Hearing Loss in Cuba

US Diplomats Experience Unexplained Hearing Loss in Cuba

Have you ever experienced sudden or unexpected hearing loss? This experience usually occurs after exposure to loud sound, like a gunshot or emergency sirens, so it’s not hard to trace the hearing loss back to its source. But have you ever experienced sudden hearing loss and not been able to pinpoint how or why it started? That’s what happened to …

Lifestyle Hearing Solutions - Visor Card for People with Hearing Loss

Visor Cards for People with Hearing Loss

In August 2016, 29-year-old Daniel Harris was shot and killed by a state trooper after he failed to pull over during a traffic stop. It should have bene a run-of-the-mill traffic stop, except Mr. Harris’s family believes that “his death was the product of a police department that does not know how to interact with those who are deaf or …

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Why You Should Choose a Licensed Hearing Professional

Introduced in Congress a few months ago, the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 would allow adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss to purchase hearing aids at a lower cost, without first consulting with a hearing care specialist or doctor. If this legislation passes, a new class of hearing aids will be widely available at pharmacies and supermarkets, much in the …

When Should I Begin Annual Hearing Tests?

When Should I Begin Annual Hearing Tests?

The quick answer: ASAP. If you’ve never had a hearing test, or if your last hearing test was given to you in grade school, you should schedule one with us at Lifestyle Hearing Solutions today. Hearing specialists recommend taking a baseline hearing test upon reaching adulthood (or ASAP if you haven’t already!) and then annually from the time you are …

Habits That May Be Harming Your Hearing

Habits That May Be Harming Your Hearing

You have likely heard about the danger of listening to music at a loud volume on your personal music player, or not wearing proper ear protection at a loud concert. But there are a few other– perhaps less obvious–habits that can take a toll on your hearing health. Here are some things that not only pose a risk to your …

You’re not alone: Creating a network of others with hearing loss

You’re not alone: Creating a network of others with hearing loss

Learning to live with hearing loss is a multi-faceted process. Of course, once you’ve received your diagnosis, there are a number of procedural steps to take. You’ll want to intervene with a hearing aid if that is an option for you. If you enlist the help of a hearing health professional, it can be a relatively painless process and one …