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Noisy Restaurants and Their Impact on Hearing

In Communication, Family & Friendships, Hearing Health by audseo

In today’s bustling world, dining out is not just about savoring delicious food—it’s also a social experience. However, loud noise in many restaurants can create challenges for individuals with hearing loss. It can also negatively impact the dining experience for everyone. So how common is noise in restaurants, and what are the effects of excessive noise on hearing? Walk into …

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Driving with Hearing Aids: Safety, Comfort, and Practical Tips

In Communication, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health by audseo

As technology advances, individuals with hearing loss can enjoy the benefits of hearing aids in more settings, including when driving. Navigating the roads with hearing aids requires a thoughtful approach to ensure safety and comfort. The Importance of Hearing while Driving Auditory awareness is crucial for safe driving. Sounds such as honks, sirens, and the environment around you provide essential …

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Hearing Loss and Mental Health Stigma: Breaking Down Barriers

In Communication, Hearing Loss, Hearing Testing by audseo

Imagine facing a double barrier – one of hearing loss and the other of mental health stigma. For many individuals with hearing loss, this is a reality. The association between hearing loss and mental health can be a complex and sensitive topic that isn’t often addressed. Let’s explore the intersection of hearing loss and mental health, the stigma that surrounds …

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Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Communication, Hearing Health by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Do you suffer from hearing loss? It’s important to remember that you aren’t alone. Commonly associated with the elderly, today we understand that hearing loss can affect anyone at any age.  Around one in eight people in the United States (13 percent, or 30 million) aged 12 years or older has hearing loss in both ears, based on standard hearing …

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Communication Disorders are More Common in Kids than You Think

In Communication, Family & Friendships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

All learning is built on the foundation of language. Eye contact, crying, vocalizing, and gesturing are the initial ways children learn to communicate. They pick up on the language of the people around them as they get older. Children then learn about their world through language, which they acquire by talking, playing, and reading; parents and teachers utilize a variety …

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Building Connections | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

In Communication, Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

In 1927 The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) named the month of May as Better Hearing and Speech Month as a way to raise understanding and awareness for those with hearing and speech issues. While it is important to understand and self-diagnose and be compassionate to these communication issues year-round, BHSM is designed to inspire and instigate action and accommodation for …

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Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunion

In Communication, Tips & Tricks by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

This time of year usually involves family get togethers, celebrating holidays, or simply enjoying time off with others. However, more people will be gathering virtually as we continue to adjust and navigate the pandemic. Having virtual gatherings can be a great substitute and effective way to spend quality time with family and friends. It is important to think about the …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

In Communication, Family & Friendships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Signs & Symptoms by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

What would you say is the most important thing in your life? Would it be your house or car or job? Most likely when most people think about it the most important thing in life are not material and are the priceless relationships that evolve as we age and keep us engaged and connected. Whether with friends, family, romantic partners, …

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The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

In Communication, Family & Friendships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic disabilities affecting nearly 48 million people in the U.S.  Imagine being cut off from communication with your loved ones. Conversations happen around you but you can’t really participate like you used to. It starts to become more alluring to just stay home, rather than to try to go to a party or …