Hearing Loss and Fatigue

Hearing Loss and Fatigue

Anyone with untreated hearing loss can sympathize with this experience. You have been engaged in conversation with a number of people at a part or social gathering, some of who spoke loudly and others who spoke softly, such as children and those who talk in a high register. After straining to hear so many people for this time, you feel like you can barely make it home in one piece. Perhaps you even find yourself feeling exhausted in the middle of the party. You might be tempted to go home early because you have had such a fatiguing experience. It …

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Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

Preventative health is a popular topic today. Some companies, organizations, and even insurance companies offer incentives for developing healthy habits that may profoundly impact your life. Yet, it is not enough to consider habits such as exercise, nutrition, and getting an annual physical. Preventative behaviors apply to your hearing, as well. Once hearing damage has taken place, it is not coming back without assistive technology such as a hearing aid. With that in mind, it is essential to protect your current level of hearing and to look out for the “future you.”   Turn It Down We’ve all witnessed someone …

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Things to Communicate to Your Friends About Hearing Loss

Pacific Northwest Audiology - Things to Communicate to Your Friends About Hearing Loss

Explaining hearing loss to your friends can be difficult. You want them to understand what you’re going through, but sometimes they just don’t realize how hard it is for you to keep up with conversations or overcome the challenges of listening in places with a lot of background noise.   Better Speech and Hearing Month Every year, the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates the entire month of May to raising awareness about communication disorders, so this is a perfect time to talk to your friends about your hearing loss. The ASHA works tirelessly to reduce the stigma surrounding …

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