Posts tagged hearing loss holidays
Halloween Hearing Safety Tips

Halloween is a holiday celebrated by everyone. Whether you are a toddler walking around trick-or-treating for the very first time or you are watching your grandchildren get dressed in spooky costumes, Halloween is a fun celebration shared with friends and family. Halloween is just a few short weeks away, and you may already see neighbors decorating their yards with huge, inflatable ghosts. Halloween night you will see groups of children, teenagers, and even adults dressed as their favorite characters, witches, zombies, and princesses. It is a holiday beloved by many.

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Invisible Hearing Loss

Many people think that hearing aids are only for those with significant hearing loss. Beck et al (2018) reported that in addition to the 37 million Americans with audiometric hearing loss, 26 million have hearing difficulty and/or difficulty understanding speech in noise (SIN) even when passing normal clinical thresholds.

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Celebrate World Hearing Day on March 3

World Hearing Day is held each year on March 3 to raise awareness on how to prevent hearing loss, tinnitus, deafness, and how to care for your ears. The Office of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness of the World Health Organization (WHO) creates a campaign each year to share information and awareness about hearing loss and how to improve hearing care.

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Tips to Help Family and Friends with Hearing Loss Enjoy the Holidays

The holidays are a time to enjoy the company of family, friends, and coworkers. Many gatherings include a lot of people at parties hosted in houses, restaurants, and banquet halls. This can trigger stress for people with hearing loss because of the difficulty hearing conversations, and can also cause people to struggle communicating during social engagements.

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