Communication Matters

Rachel Lester, BS, Audiology Intern

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Say Goodbye to Batteries! Introducing: Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Rachel Lester, BS, Audiology Intern | Posted on April 04, 2018

One of the top complaints of those who wear hearing aids centers around batteries. Batteries typically last for three days to two weeks depending on the size of the battery, the type of hearing loss, and the size and type of the hearing aid. Batteries can be expensive to purchase. In addition, for those with limited mobility in the hands, arthritis or tingling or numbness in the fingertips, or low vision, changing the batteries can be difficult or impossible. There is now an alternative to changing hearing aid batteries so often: rechargeable hearing aids!

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Tags: Hearing Aid, Audiology, Hearing Aids, Hearing, Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss: Be Your Own Self-Advocate

Rachel Lester, BS, Audiology Intern | Posted on April 04, 2018

Self-advocacy encompasses learning how to speak up for yourself. It involves surrounding yourself with individuals that will support you in your journey, being knowledgeable regarding your rights, and being able to voice your rights to others. Advocating for yourself will not only lead to success in life, but it will help break down barriers and educate others about hearing loss. Living with a disability presents challenges, but fear not - with the appropriate support systems, strategies, and knowledge, you can learn to improve your quality of life. 

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Tags: Audiology, Communication, Hearing, Support, Hearing Loss

6 Signs You May Have Hearing Loss

Rachel Lester, BS, Audiology Intern | Posted on April 04, 2018

Hearing loss typically presents gradually and goes unnoticed for quite some time until it starts interfering with daily communication. You may be compensating for your hearing loss without even realizing it.

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Tags: Audiology, Hearing, Hearing Loss

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