Communicating Face to Face Mask

Communicating Face to Face Mask

Photo courtesy of HSDC.org Who was that face-masked man? Making eye contact and reading lips is essential to human communication — especially for those who have hearing loss. But what happens when you can’t read lips clearly? Most of us have enjoyed a laugh or two...
COVID-19 is affecting our hearing

COVID-19 is affecting our hearing

COVID-19, coronavirus, and hearing How is COVID-19 (coronavirus) affecting our hearing? In the pandemic, many of us are learning how to study, work, live, and relax in the same space—often at the same time. We’re dealing with a host of new challenges. We have altered...
Ever heard of World Hearing Day?

Ever heard of World Hearing Day?

Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsors World Hearing Day (WHD), specifically on March 3. (Why March 3? Because 3.3 resembles the shape of the two ears, especially if you write the first one backwards: 3.3) The WHO predicts “the prevalence of hearing...
Better Earbuds for a Better Life

Better Earbuds for a Better Life

Earbuds are blossoming into a major market for “hearables.” New devices provide the best sounding music and audio with all the benefits of a smartwatch. But can better earbuds lead to a better life? You bet … if they help prevent hearing loss. Earbuds and...
Here Come the Hearables!

Here Come the Hearables!

Hearables are all the rage. And I could not be more enthusiastic about the trend. What Is a Hearable? A hearable is a smart device that fits comfortably in your ear and delivers audio sound. However, hearables can do more than deliver music. They can also enhance...