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Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

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

A natural disaster can occur at any time. Some disasters give a warning, such as a storm preceding a flood. Others, such as earthquakes, give little or no warning. Once a disaster happens, the time to prepare is gone. The best way to cope with a natural disaster is to prepare by having a plan before it strikes. If you …

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4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

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

Of all the forms of hearing loss, only one is 100% preventable. It also happens to be one of the most common. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a type of sensorineural hearing loss. This means it affects the hearing nerves which receive the sound which is carried to the brain. It is caused by either persistent exposure to loud noise …

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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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Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Boston, MA

In Community, Events, News, Tips & Tricks by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Christmas in Boston transforms the city into a magical wonderland of lights, breathtaking decorations, outstanding holiday concerts, and an abundance of good cheer. So, whether you’re a Boston native or just visiting, the winter season is a perfect time to get out and take in the city at its best. If you want to treat your ears and your senses, …

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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

In Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Lifestyle, Tips & Tricks by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Modern technology, life changes, hearing changes, they all could come together to mean you need updated hearing aids. The best thing to do is schedule an exam and consultation at South Shore Hearing Center and we can help you decide. First, let’s look at a few things. Are your hearing aids doing the job? Hearing aids are exposed to 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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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Lifestyle, Tips & Tricks, Travel by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Everyone loves a good holiday, but traveling isn’t always easy. Leaving home can be stressful, especially if you’re one of the 40 million Americans struggling to hear. Whether you’re traveling for work or for leisure, follow these tips to help make your next trip a success. Plan Ahead If you have hearing loss, it’s important to plan ahead and be …

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

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

Some activities will come naturally to you with the assistance of hearing aids. You can insert your aids and move around the house easily, newly aware of the sound that you had been missing for so long. You will likely notice things you hadn’t before, including the neighbor’s dog or cars whizzing by on the street just outside your door. …

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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 …