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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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Understanding the Degrees of Hearing Loss

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

When we think of hearing loss, sometimes the more profound forms come to mind first. At the furthest extreme, some people are diagnosed with hearing loss so profound that they are unable to hear very loud sounds above 80 decibels, such as a lawn mower, food blender, or motorcycle. However, the subtler of hearing loss are much more pervasive and …

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Common Questions about Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Causes, Hearing Loss Prevention, Resource by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Whether you have healthy hearing or have specific hearing needs, you can face a myriad of questions that concern hearing health. There is in fact a lot to know and think about when it comes to the issue of hearing loss, which faces millions of people in the United States—including a growing number of Millenials and teenagers. Hearing loss cannot …