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Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Hearing Loss by Kim Greive

Spring is here and with warm weather, many of us are reaching out to our loved ones who we may not have seen throughout the colder days. We are on the move, staying active and enjoying the sun. With more activity, it may illuminate communication issues that were not as clear during the more sedentary …

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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

In Hearing Loss by Kim Greive

If you’ve been wearing hearing aids for a few years now, you probably are aware of how amazing they are for improving communication and maintaining relationships. The longer you’ve been using them the harder it is to imagine life without these supportive devices amplifying sound and conversation, clearly into your ears. However, your hearing aids …

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A Brief History of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Kim Greive

Many of us take our hearing for granted, however, for those of us who experience some degree of hearing loss, we understand how difficult it can be to navigate the world. While it’s estimated that around 48 million people throughout the US suffer from hearing loss. only 20 percent who can benefit from the use of hearing …

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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

In Hearing Loss by Kim Greive

Hearing loss often goes ignored for years. One reason is that it often takes years for it to be extreme enough to even self-diagnose. Instead, as some tones or pitches are lost, leaving small breaks in words and a hearing loss takes decades before it becomes noticeable. Many people mistake the importance of healthy hearing, …

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Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Kim Greive

Is there someone in your life who has hearing loss? The answer is whether you know it or not, most likely yes. Currently, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) reports that “One in eight people in the United States (13 percent, or 30 million) aged 12 years or older has hearing …