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Communication At Work: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Communication by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

May has been known as Better Speech and Hearing Month for over 75 years. The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) spends this month raising awareness of communication disorders, such as hearing loss and supplying audiologists and hearing specialists with the critical information they need to inform their patients. This year, the theme they are promoting is ‘Communication at Work.’ …

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Pediatric Hearing Loss, Research by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

The spring brings along fresh hope for new growth, and one way you can better yourself is by celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month! Each year the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) sets aside the month of May to honor the possibility of improving speech and hearing ability. Technology and medical developments have made leaps and bounds in the new ways …

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Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

In Communication, Friends & Family, Hearing Loss, Resource, Tips & Tricks by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing loss greatly impacts the way that we communicate in the world. We may find that what we used to be able to pick up during normal conversation becomes a challenge. Background noise may distort sounds and make it hard for you to be fully engaged. People with untreated hearing loss may feel heightened stress, frustration, and even anger. They …

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Talking to Kids about Hearing Loss

In Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Pediatric Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Where ever we go in the world, we will meet someone who are differently-abled. For that reason, it is important to teach young children how to respectfully treat those with different abilities. In a world where people are so often viewed as “the other” or bullied for even the smallest thing like having a bright hair color or dressing a …

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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

In Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Tips & Tricks by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Have you been avoiding telling your loved ones about your hearing loss? If you’ve been struggling to hear, how you choose to disclose your hearing loss to your family and friends can have a huge impact on how you experience hearing loss. As you get ready to have that conversation with your family, think about these three disclosure methods, and …

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Communication Strategies with Hearing Loss

In Communication, Friends & Family, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

People tend to wait multiple years from the time they notice changes in their hearing to the time they seek help from a professional. Because of this, most people with hearing loss have experienced multiple years of miscommunication and frustrating conversation with friends and family. Life doesn’t have to be this way for those with hearing loss. On top of …