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Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Hearing Health by Kim Greive

The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates a whole month each May for the past 75 years to raising awareness of communication problems such as hearing loss. The focus of this year is ‘Communication at Work.’ In keeping with this, we have chosen to share some suggestions on why it is important to tell …

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Veterans and Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Kim Greive

Many of us already know that hearing loss tends to affect aging populations at higher rates than younger people. Yet, did you also know that veterans are more likely to have hearing loss? Experts have identified that this connection between military service and hearing loss probably has to do with exposure to very loud sounds …

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The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

In Communication by Kim Greive

Every culture around the world places a high value on the ability to be social, and with good reason. Evidence shows that having an excellent social and cultural network provides both physical and emotional wellbeing. Throughout the years, a variety of studies have demonstrated the association between social support and physical and psychological health qualities. …

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New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

In Hearing Loss by Kim Greive

The new year brings a time to make goals for the year. For most of us, this means committing to healthy eating, working out more, and saving more money. But we might want to put something else on our list – to maintain our hearing health! Over the years we have seen a significant number of studies signalling a rising tide of …

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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

In Hearing Loss by Kim Greive

It can be hard for people with hearing loss to let people in on their condition every time they interact with a new person. Because hearing loss is an invisible disability people find them selves disclosing this information time and time again. Individuals use different strategies or discussion forms when they decide – or don’t …