Hearing Loops

The Emotional Side of Hearing Loss

By Richard Pocker / July 12, 2022
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The wonderful idea to establish a Facebook platform where people may express their emotions came from three hearing-impaired individuals. After months of debate, Richard Pocker, Mary Grace Whalen, and Robin Chisholm-Seymour got together and published Hearing Loss: The Emotional Side at the beginning of June. They obviously struck a chord because they currently have 1000+…

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WHAT A CANDIDATE FOR A COCHLEAR IMPLANT NEEDS TO KNOW

By Richard Pocker / July 12, 2022
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When hearing loss is too severe to be helped with a hearing aid, a cochlear implant might be suggested. It can be a frightening experience. This book is designed to help the candidate navigate the process and dispel some of the misconceptions about cochlear implants. You can learn more at https://cochlearimplantbasics.com/  

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R.I.P. Edward F. Ogiba

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 12, 2022
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R.I.P. Edward F. Ogiba     It is with great sorrow that the Sarasota/Manatee Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) announces the passing of Ed Ogiba, one of its long time and influential members, in June of 2022. Ed served on the HLAA Florida Advisory Board, the HLAA Sarasota/Manatee Board of Trustees,…

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Friends Helping Friends

By Linda Bilodeau / April 9, 2022
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Meandering Through the Hearing World Friends Helping Friends   Recently, I had the pleasure of having dinner with a woman who suffers from hearing loss. We met several years ago and became friends after having many conversations about our shared problem. I found out that she developed sudden hearing loss in her forties. I told…

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HLAA Florida and Chapters September Meetings Via zoom

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / August 30, 2021
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Date and time Organization Topic Speaker Sept 1 at 5:30 pm EST  HLAA-FL How to Get Hearing Loops in all your favorite places Dr. Juliette Sterkens Sept 4 at 10:30 AM EST HLAA TC * Checklist for Hearing Loss Help Cheryl Nolte Sept 8 at 5:30 PM EST HLAA S/M 10 Smart Ways to Improve…

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What To Do After Purchasing Hearing Aids

By Linda Bilodeau / March 8, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World   What To Do After Purchasing Hearing Aids After purchasing hearing aids, most people believe that hearing is a matter of popping their aids in their ears every morning and going forth into the world. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Your aids will need fine tuning and adjusting to…

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Hearing Loops and Assistive Devices

By Linda Bilodeau / January 25, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World Hearing Loops and Assistive Devices I learned a lot about assistive devices and hearing loops while listening to Dr. Juliette Sterkens’s lecture on the topic. Dr. Sterkens has an audiology practice in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and is a recognized advocate for hearing loops. It is clear that she works hard to…

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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 and Music Appreciation

By Linda Bilodeau / May 19, 2020
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After reading an article an article in The Hearing Journal titled: The Importance of Music Appreciation for CI users, I recognized the need to spend more time with my playlists. The article so truly points out that enjoying music is necessary and even vital to some of us, and perhaps, a quality of life issue.…

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We Need More Hearing Awareness

By Linda Bilodeau / May 11, 2020
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Last week, a retired physician and good friend of mine, sent me an article from the New England Journal of Medicine. The piece, written by a Cochlear Implant Surgeon, made some very good points about hearing loss in general and the need for the medical community to be aware of how cochlear implants and hearing…

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