Have you ever had something stuck in your ear? Part of a cotton swab is probably the most common thing to get stuck in an ear. However, people have had bugs, beads, batteries, and other foreign objects stuck in their ears. In most cases, you will feel pain, discomfort, pressure, or itchiness in your ear… Continue reading What to Do If an Object Is Stuck in Your Ear
Do you have hearing loss but haven’t sought treatment? Are you hoping it’s temporary and may resolve on its own? While hearing loss is often permanent, there are some ways you can help prevent your hearing loss from getting worse. Here are six simple tips for protecting your hearing, whether or not you already have… Continue reading 6 Ways to Prevent Your Hearing Loss from Getting Worse
Before watching CODA, I had to look up what the acronym CODA stood for: Child Of a Deaf Parent. The irony of looking up an identifier that applies to yourself was not lost on me. It’s so weird to learn about something that applies to you so late in life. However, because deaf people are… Continue reading Film Review of CODA by a CODA
Restrictions and adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic are presenting challenges to everyone. But for those with hearing loss, those challenges include the ability to communicate effectively due to wearing masks or face coverings. That poses problems for about 60 million Americans who live with hearing loss, ranging from mild to severe, including deafness in… Continue reading Facemasks & the Challenges of Being Hearing Impaired
Diabetes in the U.S. Diabetes is a chronic disease that alters how the body turns food into energy. Most food is broken down into sugar (also called glucose) and released into the bloodstream. When blood sugar goes up, it signals the pancreas to release insulin. Insulin acts like a key to let the blood sugar… Continue reading Link Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss
America continues to fight COVID-19, and the top weapons in this fight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are cloth face coverings. Be it a simple bandana fashioned to cover the nose and mouth, a non-medical mask, or a surgical grade model, the CDC says cloth face coverings may slow virus… Continue reading Masks for people with hearing Loss
Assisted Listening Devices that Seamlessly Interact with Bluetooth-Enabled Hearing Aids Can Re-Open the World to Those with Hearing Loss People who address and overcome any degree of hearing loss are likely wearing hearing aids that are Bluetooth enabled. And wearing a Bluetooth-enabled device represents a quantum leap from hearing aids of the past. People who… Continue reading Want To Hear Better In Almost Any Situation? Embrace Bluetooth!
Hearing loss can impact so many parts of your life without you realizing it—but not always for the worse. Growing up with a mother who had a moderately-severe hearing loss which eventually descended into a profound hearing loss, I often fail to realize how many behaviors it affected in myself and my other family members.… Continue reading The Power of Captions
For the regular-hearing person, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), which required all televisions with screens 13-inches or greater to display closed captioning by July 1, 1993, changed next to nothing in their television-watching experience. For people like me (those with hearing loss), however, our lives improved greatly. In recent years, movie… Continue reading The Best FREE Speech to Text Apps
February is heart 💗 month, and Cardiovascular awareness is at the forefront of the health community. Doctors will start to take extra care to remind us to take care of our heart, and what steps we can take to prevent heart disease, the leading cause of death for people in the United States. Heart disease… Continue reading How is our heart health connected to our hearing health?