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Tips for Video Calls and Group Chats for Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

We meet up online, go to school online and even work online in greater numbers than ever before. And in many ways, this shift toward remote socializing, learning and work has created greater accessibility across the board. But there is always room for improvement. Check out our tips for running a more accessible meeting, particularly for those who struggle with …

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Dispelling Myths about Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

When people make a list of things they fear as they age, hearing loss is seldom near the top. That’s because many of us have grown up thinking of hearing loss as something that happens only to “old” people.  However, it turns out we’ve got it all wrong. Hearing loss affects everyone differently and can happen at any age. So …

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Tips to Help Your Hearing Aids Last Longer

In Uncategorized by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

Hearing aids are truly a dependable feat of engineering. They are used daily, exposed to the elements and often house a tiny computer. They take a beating and keep on going, helping us to expand our quality of life and continue to find comfort and joy in our close relationships. But they’re also an investment and another item to care …

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How Does Telemedicine Work?

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Treatment, Research by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

With the cultural shifts currently taking place as a result of the pandemic, telemedicine has recently found itself in an entirely new arena.  The Covid-19 pandemic required people to explore new pathways to treatment and at the same time, encouraged various states to relax restrictions relating to telemedicine. The result is that more people than ever have chosen to remotely …

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Connect with Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss Treatment

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

For almost 100 years, hearing health professionals have banded together with other communication specialists endeavoring to spread awareness and spur action through a month-long advocacy campaign. Better Speech and Hearing Month’s theme, Connecting People, stays true to the original mission: to spread the word about communication disorders like hearing loss, and connect you to resources that will alleviate your burden. …

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More Work to be Done on Hearing Loss with the ADA 

In Uncategorized by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

While the signing into law of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 marks an important landmark in the expansion of rights for disabled people, the road to that moment began decades prior. Thousands of activists contributed to its passing into legislation through their hard work, determination, and vision.  We are now witnessing an aged ADA. Many millennials and …

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A Campaign to Make Listening Safe for All

In Hearing Health by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

A new and powerful initiative from the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to educate and improve listening habits, particularly in younger people. Established in 2015, the Make Listening Safe working group draws together stakeholders and experts from across the global arena, collaborating on the important issue of listening safety for people today and those of the next generation. Under their …

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How Does Active Noise Cancelling Work?

In Uncategorized by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

Have you been having trouble with background noise? To drown out the noises on your commute to work or during your everyday activities, you may be turning up the volume on your headphones or earbuds a bit higher each day. Using music to drown out background noise is harmful to your hearing health, and turning up the volume too much …

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Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals!

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

How many times have you made a New Year’s resolution that you couldn’t keep? The first days of a new year are a testing ground for our discipline, commitment, and willpower.  Perhaps you pledged to exercise more regularly. The first week or two of 2022 might feel easy. Still, as the weeks go by with winter weather, work demands, and …

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Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

In Hearing Health by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

Hearing loss happens for many reasons. Most of us know that hearing loss can occur when you are exposed to loud noises, or due to old age, but did you know that hearing loss can be caused by diabetes? This November is American Diabetes Month – an annual campaign to raise awareness and stress prevention of this devastating disease.  This …