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Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Jack Felix, ACA, BC, HISLeave a Comment

A common misconception is that experiencing loneliness has nothing to do with physically being alone. Loneliness is a feeling of disconnection and isolation from the world around you. While we can often be surrounded by people, the loneliness endemic has become intensified in recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic starting in early 2020. When public health measures required people …

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Headaches, Tinnitus & Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research, Tinnitus Relief by Jack Felix, ACA, BC, HISLeave a Comment

A migraine is a severe headache condition affecting millions of individuals worldwide. It triggers neurological symptoms which become increasingly debilitating. Some people experience other associated symptoms like light and noise sensitivity, vision disturbances, or even cognitive troubles.  Migraines may seem harmless at first, but they can seriously affect your quality of life, and research finds they may even lead to …

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The Global Cost of Hearing is a Surprising Number

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research by Jack Felix, ACA, BC, HISLeave a Comment

Hearing is a practical sense, and damaging it can lead to a lack of comprehension, difficulty understanding speech, or difficulties communicating in person.  The cost of hearing loss has been seen in public data, and it’s staggering. The CDC estimated that 48 million Americans have some form of hearing loss. That means approximately 15% of the American population is either …

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Exposure to Loud Noise During a Work Shift Can Harm Your Hearing

In Hearing Health by Jack Felix, ACA, BC, HISLeave a Comment

Do you work on a noisy job site every day? If so, you are not alone. Whether you are in construction, manufacturing, law enforcement, farming, or even a noisy office building, your hearing is likely put at risk daily.  Occupational Hearing Hazards The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical …

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What Does It Mean to Have “Normal” Hearing?

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Jack Felix, ACA, BC, HISLeave a Comment

Do you find that you struggle to hear people more and more these days? Having to ask people to repeat themselves or misunderstanding them is frustrating and can cause distance in your relationships over time. It may also indicate you have hearing loss. However, the best way to know for sure is to schedule a hearing exam.  Ideally, your hearing …

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Supporting a Loved One with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Jack Felix, ACA, BC, HISLeave a Comment

Each experience of hearing loss is unique. If you ask one person what they have trouble hearing, they might point to the voices of children and toddlers. These voices tend to be in a higher range of frequency, and they can be quieter, as well. Others will say that they can’t understand one person talking in a crowd. Still, others …

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Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Tests by Jack Felix, ACA, BC, HISLeave a Comment

World Alzheimer’s Month was launched in 2012, making this September the 10th anniversary celebration. World Alzheimer’s Month is a month-long international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) to advocate, raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. WHO estimates that worldwide, over 50 million people have dementia, and nearly 10 million new cases are reported every year. What have …

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How Virtual Assistants Can Assist Those with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Jack Felix, ACA, BC, HISLeave a Comment

Virtual assistants are a form of voice-based technology that is used to provide digital assistance. They function by recognizing a person’s speech and performing a particular task articulated vocally using artificial intelligence (and machine learning).  These devices are primarily used to answer questions and carry out commands such as opening a particular app, getting directions, making a phone call, or …