Improve Your Hearing and Improve Quality of Life!

According to the Better Hearing Institute, research shows that hearing loss is frequently associated with other physical, mental, and emotional health conditions, and that peopleFamily who address their hearing loss often experience better quality of life. Eight out of 10 hearing aid users, in fact, say they’re satisfied with the changes that have occurred in their lives specifically due to their hearing aids such as from how they feel about themselves to the positive changes they see in their relationships, social interactions, and work lives.

Business group meetingWhen people with even mild hearing loss use hearing aids, they often improve their job performance; enhance their communication skills; increase their earnings potential; improve their professional and interpersonal relationships; stave off depression; gain an enhanced sense of control over their lives; and better their quality of life.

Here are five little-known facts about today’s hearing aids:

  1. They’re virtually invisible. Many of today’s hearing aids sit discreetly and comfortably inside the ear canal, providing both natural sound quality, and discreet and easy use.
  2. They automatically adjust to all kinds of soundscapes. Recent technological advances with directional microphones have made hearing aids far more versatile than ever before—and in a broad range of sound environments.
  3. You can enjoy water sports and sweat while wearing them. Waterproof digital hearing aids have arrived. This feature is built into some newly designed hearing aids for those concerned about water, humidity, and dust. This feature suits the active lifestyles of swimmers, skiers, snowboarders, intensive sports enthusiasts and anyone working in dusty, demanding environments.
  4. They work with smartphones, home entertainment systems and other electronics. Wireless, digital hearing aids are now the norm. That means seamless connectivity—directly into your hearing aid(s) at volumes that are just right for you—from your smartphone, MP3 player, television and other high-tech gadgets.
  5. They’re always at the ready. A new rechargeable feature on some newly designed hearing aids allows you to recharge your hearing aids every night, so they’re ready in the morning. It’s super convenient —and there’s no more fumbling with small batteries.

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Quandary of Hidden Disabilities: Conceal or Reveal?

Should you reveal your hearing disability during a job interview?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/business/quandary-of-hidden-disabilities-conceal-or-reveal.html?_r=1&

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Boomers Redesign Aging, Sport Hi-Tech Hearing Aids

noneAmerica’s baby boomers have been setting trends and making headlines since they first came on the scene in 1946. Now, as the first wave of this history-making generation begins to enter the golden years, they’re continuing to shake things up—and for the better.

People in their 40s, 50s, and 60s are getting their hearing checked and tuning into the hi-tech sophistication of today’s modern hearing aids. Many are realizing that today’s sleekly designed and highly functional hearing aids are an extremely valuable tool for remaining active, and socially, cognitively, and professionally engaged. Just like any other coveted wearable electronic, today’s hearing aids are a must-have gadget for staying youthful and connected.

How America’s change-leading generation has redesigned aging

America’s baby boomers first came on the scene in 1946. They’ve been turning the world on its head ever since.

Known as the country’s greatest generation for leading change, baby boomers make up roughly 26 percent of the United States’ total population – at about 78 million people. Over the years they’ve reinvented almost everything about the way America lives – from the music we listen to, to the cars we drive, to the technology we rely upon, to the way we age.

The oldest baby boomers have already begun crossing the threshold into their golden years – and as expected, they’re redesigning what’s on the other side.

Never known as an understated generation, baby boomers have already made it clear that they won’t be fading quietly into retirement. On the contrary, they’re all about staying active and engaged. Chronologically they may be aging, but their spirits aren’t. So whether it’s finding a new career, rock-climbing, volunteering, adventure travel or online dating, baby boomers are embracing life’s second act with gusto.

More than any generation before them, baby boomers have adopted lifestyles that help them stay healthy and fit. And they’re embracing modern technologies that enable them to stay connected to the world around them and involved in it. An important way in which active baby boomers are keeping up their youthful pace is by taking care of their hearing.

This generation understands that in order to fully enjoy the experiences of life, you need to stay connected to it. So rather than deny a hearing loss and suffer the negative social, cognitive and professional consequences that inevitably result from leaving it unaddressed, baby boomers are increasingly dealing with hearing loss head on.

Boomers in their 40s, 50s and 60s are getting their hearing tested. And they’re benefitting from the technological revolution taking place in the hearing aid marketplace. Simply put, the generation has caught onto the fact that today’s state-of-the-art hearing aids are highly effective, sleek and sophisticated wearable electronics that can help them stay actively connected to life – not to mention to all their other prized electronics.

America’s baby boomers have been shaking the place up for decades. It’s no wonder, then, that they’re now redesigning the golden years. For more information on hearing loss, visit the Better Hearing Institute at http://www.betterhearing.org.

Five trending facts about today’s hearing aids:

  1. They’re virtually invisible. Many of today’s hearing aids sit discreetly and comfortably inside the ear canal, providing both natural sound quality, and discreet and easy use.
  2. They automatically adjust to all kinds of soundscapes. Recent technological advances with directional microphones have made hearing aids far more versatile than ever before – and in a broad range of sound environments.
  3. You can enjoy water sports and sweat while wearing them. Waterproof digital hearing aids have arrived. This feature is built into some newly designed hearing aids for those concerned about water, humidity and dust. This feature suits the active lifestyles of swimmers, skiers, snowboarders, intensive sports enthusiasts and anyone working in dusty, demanding environments.
  4. They work with smartphones, home entertainment systems and other prized electronics. Wireless, digital hearing aids are now the norm. That means seamless connectivity – directly into your hearing aid(s) at volumes that are just right for you – from your smartphone, MP3 player, television and other high-tech gadgets.
  5. They’re always at the ready. A new rechargeable feature on some newly designed hearing aids allows you to recharge your hearing aids every night, so they’re ready in the morning. It’s super convenient – and there’s no more fumbling with small batteries.
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Free Hamilton CapTel Telephone!

If you have difficulty hearing messages on the telephone, then the Hamilton CapTel Telephone can be a great help.  This phone has a screen with the printed text of the words of the person talking to you.  It is possible now that you can obtain this phone at no angry phonecharge!  You need to ask you audiologist to complete a Certification/Order form for you documenting your hearing loss.  The link at the bottom of this page has all the details.  If you are not comfortable with installing electronic devices and you don’t have a computer literate grandchild,  you can arrange for the Geek Squad to help install the CapTel phone.  High-speed Internet access (broadband or digital cable service, not dialup). Depending on your set-up, a router may also be required to connect more than one device to your Internet service.

As Captioned Telephone Service (CTS) is regulated and funded by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the FCC requires that an individual who does not pay $75 or more for CTS equipment (CapTel Phone) or obtain it from a governmental program must provide certification that he/she has a hearing loss. An independent third party professional (Audiologist or Hearing Healthcare Provider) must verify that the individual requires the use of CTS to communicate in a manner that is functionally equivalent to telephone services experienced by individuals without hearing difficulties. Hamilton CapTel is not responsible for charges incurred in obtaining certification.

Click this link to obtain more details on the CapTel Phone: http://www.hamiltoncaptel.com/audiologist/

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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

The month of May is Better Speech and Hearing Month. Back in 1927 the month of May was designated Better Hearing and Speech Month to raise awareness about the causes and treatments of hearing loss and speech impediments. And, on May 21, 1986, President Ronald Reagan issued aBHM120x120 formal proclamation designating May as the official month to “heighten public awareness” about hearing loss and speech disorders.

His proclamation is as follows:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of May as Better Hearing and Speech Month, and I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies and activities. (Proclamation 5486, May 21, 1986).

Ronald Reagan is one among many famous people with hearing loss. Another is Helen Keller. In fact, Helen Keller once said that of all her sensory deprivations, she most missed her ability to hear. She noted that while blindness kept her separate from things, hearing loss separated her from people, and human connections.

During May, the hearing care industry encourages American citizens to get screened for hearing loss. Hearing care professionals nationwide make an effort to educate the public about hearing loss, and offer free, or reduced-price, hearing tests. May is also a great time to take advantage of incentives on hearing aids, and to learn about new hearing aid technology.

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