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Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunions

In Communication, Tips & Tricks by Jack Felix, ACA, BC, HISLeave a Comment

December is usually a time of family reunions and celebrations. This year isn’t quite the same, but there are still ways you can connect with your loved ones. A great way to stay connected this holiday season is by having an online family gathering. These are some of our best tips for a successful virtual family reunion this holiday season. …

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How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

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

Hearing loss affects 48 million people worldwide and the numbers only continue to rise. A hearing impairment not only affects how you hear but how you communicate to the people in your life and how you navigate the world safely. Relationships between partners, family, friends and work can suffer as hearing loss continues to be ignored.  Hearing loss often starts …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

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

If you suspect you or someone you love is dealing with hearing loss, it is important to understand that hearing loss is not just an issue with your ears. Aside from the increased risk of accidents, falls and hospitalizations due to the lack of awareness hearing loss creates, it can significantly affect mental health.   Many of us understand that mental …

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Q&A About Hearing Loss

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

There are a lot of stigmas about hearing loss. People fear that admitting they have a hearing loss will make them appear old to peers, co-workers and family. However when people address their hearing loss the opposite often occurs. People who accept that they have hearing loss and seek treatment can communicate with the people in their life more clearly, …

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Improving Communication with Your Family

In Communication, Tips & Tricks by Jack Felix, ACA, BC, HISLeave a Comment

One of the most important things to understand about hearing loss is that it is not just a hearing issue, but also a communication issue. When we have hearing loss our relationships with our family can suffer, especially if you ignore your hearing loss. Tension can arise, as you commonly have to ask people to repeat themselves or bicker over …

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Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

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

Noise induced hearing loss affects people of all ages. In fact a recent survey discovered nearly one in four (24 percent) of U.S. adults aged 20 to 69 years deals with symptoms of exposure to noise.  Many people understand the risk of hearing in noisy concerts, sporting events and nightclubs but one of the most serious risks to our ears …

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Hearing Loss & Fatigue

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

When fatigue is experienced chronically, it can be an indication of an underlying health issue that you may be unaware of. Listening fatigue is a common symptom of hearing loss, a medical condition that impacts over 40 million people in the U.S. According to the National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders, nearly 1 in 8 people have some …

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Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

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We absorb varying levels of noise constantly throughout the day but do you know when sound is too loud? It is common to navigate various environments without being aware of the impact of noise on your hearing. But exposure to loud noise, either one time or consistently, can cause noise-induced hearing loss.  Noise Induced Hearing Loss  Consistent or one-time exposure …

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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test! 

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

September is World Alzheimer’s Month! September marks the launch of this international campaign that focuses on deconstructing Alzheimer’s disease, aiming to address the stigma and misconceptions associated with it. It is estimated that the rate of people living with Alzheimer’s will more than double by 2050.  As research for a cure is ongoing, there is a global effort to discover …