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Study follows the use of Hearing Protection…

Study follows the use of Hearing Protection…

A study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health estimates that over half of noise-exposed workers in the United States did not use hearing protection “always” or “usually” when exposed to hazardous occupational noise. An estimated 22 million workers in the U.S. face exposure to hazardous noise at work each year. While fewer […]

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How I discovered my deaf identity…

How I discovered my deaf identity…

Danielle Guth writes, Have you ever wondered about all the different deaf identities out there? Or have you ever felt confused about why a person identifies with a certain deaf identity? Deaf identity can be a complex concept to understand but is incredibly diverse and unique to our culture and community. It exists on a […]

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Over-the-counter hearing aids: are they right for you?…

Over-the-counter hearing aids: are they right for you?…

If you have mild hearing loss and are holding back because of the cost of hearing aids, over the counter (OTC) hearing aids will be low-cost and will give you a taste of better hearing. An OTC hearing aid will help you if you notice hearing issues only now and again – usually, in noisy places, […]

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Call for mandatory vaccinations for hearing service providers…

Call for mandatory vaccinations for hearing service providers…

In an Open letter to major audiology chains and their representatives, the Deafness Forum of Australia called for a mandatory vaccination policy for providers of hearing services. Deafness Forum thanked hearing services providers, clinicians and customer care staff for continuing to meet the hearing and communication needs of Australians of all ages throughout the COVID […]

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Michael’s good fight against hearing aid stigma…

Michael’s good fight against hearing aid stigma…

Michael Lawrence is an audiology student in the United Kingdom. He wrote this article for Ida Institute. “I suppose it’s another nail in the coffin,” said Rose (not her real name), one of my patients, after being told that hearing aids could help her struggles with communication. It saddened me that she saw hearing aids […]

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Gael Hannan on Parenting with hearing loss…

Gael Hannan on Parenting with hearing loss…

Being a mother has been the most wonderful relationship in my life but, in many ways, the most challenging. As I waited for my son to be born, I felt that my role as a mother was to give him three things: love, safety, and the communication skills to help him make the most of […]

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