For this “Hearing News” segment we’re bringing attention to some articles that speak to hearing loss. The first article is about communicating with those with hearing loss. And the second article is regarding new technology in hearing aids. The third is a blog post about tactics to communicate better in a busy environment. We’re also including sites of interest.
Article: “How to Communicate Better And More Compassionately With People With Hearing Loss” by Mary Florentine, Ph.D, Julia B. Florentine, and Michael J. Epstein, Ph.D. Hearing Health (Summer 2019)
This is an article highlighting how best to communicate with people with hearing loss. It was excerpted from the book “How to Talk to People With Hearing Loss” by three experts in the field.
This link is to the whole article that includes all 100 of the best inventions of the year according to Time. However, pay special attention to the “Accessibility” section as it lists four products, including a hearing aid that translates and answers questions along with improving hearing.
Blog: “Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating in a Busy Environment” by Starkey Hearing Technologies (blog)
Here’s a blog post from last year with techniques to make communication in busy environments more manageable.
Sites of Interest:
A website and campaign meant to promote hearing health and yearly hearing checkups. It was developed by Hearing Industries Association, the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA national), the International Hearing Society, the American Academy of Audiology, and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. The website includes valuable resources.
The website of Hearing Health Foundation which funds research into hearing loss treatment and prevention
A non-commercial website aimed to educate the public and increase awareness of hearing loss. This website is one of the world’s leading and most comprehensive websites on hearing, hearing loss and tinnitus.
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