Hearing Aids

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   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 their culinary skills, preparing…

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All About Tinnitus

By Linda Bilodeau / August 24, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World   All About Tinnitus Is a ringing, roaring, hissing, or buzzing sound in your ears driving you crazy? If so, chances are you are among the 10% of people in the United States suffering from Tinnitus, a symptom of underlying disease or hearing loss that occurs equally in men, women,…

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Are Hearing and Emotions Connected?

By Linda Bilodeau / July 28, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World   Scientists are studying the emotional wellbeing of those with hearing loss for good reason. It is possible to lose the ability to hear the underlying emotional meaning of sounds. This may sound odd, because if you hear normally, you automatically pick up the emotional aspect of sound. Think of…

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Your Hearing Potential

By Linda Bilodeau / July 22, 2020
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How important is it to treat a hearing problem? This question often comes up with those newly diagnosed with hearing loss, particularly if the hearing loss is mild. Some refuse a hearing aid or cochlear implant, saying they are getting by without intervention. In fact, it usually takes seven years after the initial diagnosis of…

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Hearing Sounds Once Again

By Linda Bilodeau / July 7, 2020
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In January, and at my audiologist’s suggestion, I began a thirty-day, free trial of a pair of hearing aids with artificial intelligence. By months end, I was hooked on this new technology and traded in my Oticon OPN aids for the OPN S aids. Those of us suffering from sensorineural hearing loss have difficulty hearing…

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The Relunctant Hearing Device Wearers

By Linda Bilodeau / July 2, 2020
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When I meet a new person with hearing loss, we generally end up talking about our mutual problems, how it is hard to hear in noise, how we miss too many words, the difficulties we face when conversing. We might say that living a hermit’s life is not so bad. In the end, we decide…

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Self-Advocacy

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / June 16, 2020
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What Does Hearing Loss Look Like

By Linda Bilodeau / June 10, 2020
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We all know what hearing loss is, but what does it look like? I’m often asked how I feel about my hearing loss, how I treat it, and how I cope. Truthfully, I ignore the fact that I don’t hear normally, slap in my hearing aids, and hope for the best. Yet, there are days…

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To Hear Or Not

By Linda Bilodeau / June 4, 2020
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There is an advantage with hearing loss. When craving silence, you can lower the volume or turn off your aids or cochlear implant. You can tune out most anything, music, traffic noise, talkative flight attendants, and restless children on a long flight. Every night, I enjoy blissful silence after placing my aids in their recharging…

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