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When The Words Blur

By Linda Bilodeau / December 23, 2020
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Meandering Through the Hearing World When The Words Blur It is always wonderful to be around people who know you, particularly during the holidays. I’ve been frequenting the same hair stylist for 14 years. She is well acquainted with my hearing loss. In fact, her husband has hearing loss so we often swap stories about…

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Improving Your Relationship with Music

By Linda Bilodeau / November 16, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World Improving Your Relationship with Music Brad Ingrao, AuD, gave an excellent presentation during a recent Zoom session hosted by The Florida State Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America. Dr. Ingrao has been in audiological practice in various states since 1992. He currently resides in Miami where he specializes in…

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Nov 17 Hearing Loss & Communications Challenges in a COVID-19 World

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / November 9, 2020
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  Hearing Loss & Communications Challenges in a COVID-19 World Presented by Sharon Rende, AuD & Lynette L. Dornton, AuD, CCC-A Challenges associated with COVID-19:                                       Masks and barriers to communication and services present incredible challenges for people who are hard of hearing and deaf.  Drs. Rende and Dornton will sort out these barriers for…

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Nov 18 LIFE After DEAF Sarasota/Manatee Chapter

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / November 9, 2020
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Hearing Loss Association of America Sarasota/Manatee Chapter Join us for a fascinating discussion of: Life After Deaf Wednesday, November 18, 2020  12:30 pm This session is for those who: * Read Life After Deaf and want to discuss their reactions Educational & Social Support Webinar Meeting via Zoom * Did not read the book and…

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New Cochlear Implant Research

By Linda Bilodeau / October 27, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World Ongoing Cochlear Implant Research I cheer when news about hearing loss research pops into my email inbox. This week, I received information about two ongoing efforts with cochlear implants. The first involves clinical trials with a fully implantable cochlear implant, and the second was about the use of artificial intelligence…

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Strategies For Couples With Hearing Loss

By Linda Bilodeau / October 20, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World Strategies for Couples with Hearing Loss I listened with interest to Joan Haber’s excellent presentation titled Strategies for Couples with Hearing loss. Right away, it was clear that Joan was an expert on this very important topic. She has suffered from hearing loss since her twenties, and she has worn…

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To Work Or Not With Hearing Loss

By Linda Bilodeau / September 29, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World To Work Or Not With Hearing Loss According to statistics on the Hearing Foundation’s website, 48% of people with hearing loss are employed and 47% are unemployed. Employees with untreated hearing loss can find their incomes decreased by $30,000.00. Employees who treat their hearing loss are sometimes underemployed and have…

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What Happens If You Suddenly Lose Your Hearing

By Linda Bilodeau / September 21, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World What Happens If You Suddenly Lose Your Hearing Sudden Hearing Loss. I’ve read the stories. Perhaps you’ve suffered from SHL. Most people notice symptoms upon waking. There’s the sensation of fullness in one of your ears, as if water has flooded your ear canal. You hear a popping sound followed…

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Tips for Hearing during Covid 19

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / September 16, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World Tips for Hearing during Covid 19 I had the opportunity to virtually attend Shari Eberts’s excellent presentation titled: How to Hear Better During The Pandemic. Florida Hearing Loss Association of America hosted Shari’s talk by way of a Zoom session. Captioning was available. Shari began her talk by emphasizing the…

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Learn More About Hearing Loss

By Linda Bilodeau / September 9, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World Learn More About Hearing Loss In conversing with friends, I discovered we have the similar problem of how to fill our long afternoons during the pandemic. Some of these women are full of ideas and have adopted new hobbies such as reading the classics, learning a language, or ramping up…

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