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Hearing Loss Can Make For a Frustrating Holiday Season - Communication Strategies Can Help
Posted by Earfinity on December 03, 2015
The sounds of the holidays; joyous music, lively conversation and family gatherings are a cherished part of every holiday season. But if a loved one has trouble hearing in crowded, noisy situations, or suffers any degree of hearing loss, the holidays may lose some of their luster. A person with hearing loss symptoms may have difficulty hearing the higher pitched...
Diabetes and Hearing Loss
Posted by Earfinity on November 03, 2015
Do you, or someone you know, have diabetes and hearing loss? It shouldn’t be surprising. A link between the two conditions has been recognized since the 1960s. And, in 2008, researchers found that diabetics were twice as likely to have hearing loss compared to their non-diabetic peers. Why the link? The exact causes are unknown. But two strong theories exist:1 ...
Hearing Loss & Dementia
Posted by Earfinity on October 09, 2015
Here are three facts you may not have known: 1. Dementia is not a disease; rather, it's a term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with deterioration of memory, thinking and the ability to perform everyday activities. 2. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. 3. The total number of people with dementia is expected to almost...
Alzheimer's and Hearing Loss
Posted by Earfinity on September 01, 2015
Hearing loss is now associated with many physical conditions, and in the last few years, it has been proven that hearing loss is connected with cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s and dementia. In honor of World Alzheimer’s Month, we wanted to take a closer look at how hearing loss and Alzheimer’s are connected. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the...
Simple "Hearing Hacks"
Posted by Earfinity on August 03, 2015
Simple “Hearing Hacks” If you’ve ever been on BuzzFeed, you’ve probably seen the phrase “life hacks.” These shortcuts and quick tricks have quickly become popular due to their comedic nature and practical applicability. We decided to imitate BuzzFeed and come up with five “hearing hacks” specific to hearing loss and...
Communicating with the Deaf and Hearing Impaired in a Healthcare Environment
Posted by Guest Author - Michelle Friedman on July 10, 2015
This month’s blog is a piece by Michelle Friedman about tips for helping hearing practitioners communicate to those with hearing loss in the medical field. Friedman is mom to an adorable little boy who is hearing impaired, and serves as the Director of Marketing at an online medical scrubs retailer, Medical Scrubs Collection. The blog originally appeared on...
Made for iPhone Hearing Aid Compatible with Apple Watch
Posted by Earfinity on June 01, 2015
The Apple Watch TM is the latest smart gadget from Apple®, and just like its iPhone® siblings, the Apple Watch will be compatible with Starkey’s TruLinkTM Hearing Control app and HaloTM hearing aids. TruLink works seamlessly with Halo hearing aids to provide remote control functionality, memory geotagging, direct streaming of calls and music and much more. It’s...
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