Things People with Hearing Loss Wish Others Understood

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish Others Understood

Hearing loss is an invisible disability. What does this mean exactly? When someone is in a wheelchair, or using a cane or walking stick, these visible signs make it clear that a person may require help or accommodation of some kind. But with hearing loss, as there are often no outward signs, strangers do not understand the exhausting nature of …

Are TV Commercials Unusually Loud?

Are TV Commercials Unusually Loud?

“All advertising advertises advertising,” said the late, great cultural theorist, Marshall McLuhan. Advertising has significantly changed in the past decade, transforming along with the ways in which we watch TV now. And the way we watch TV has significantly changed in the past decade. Binge-watching on platforms like Hulu and Netflix means we don’t have to suffer through the commercial …

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Hearing Aid Tips for Your Active Lifestyle

Here are some tips for people looking for some guidance on how to exercise, indoors or outdoors, with hearing devices. If you already spend a lot of time outdoors, or want to start, here are some useful tips on how to best use your hearing devices when you’re spending time in nature. If you’re active in the less traditional sense, …

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Self-Care to Prevent Hearing Loss Fatigue

Life can be pretty tiring sometimes. Whether it’s battling the masses on the daily commute or dealing with the death of a loved one, fatigue is something that affects everyone from time to time. That said if you experience hearing loss, you might find that you suffer from bouts of fatigue more frequently than you used to. If that’s the …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Loss

Summer is just around the corner, and with that comes with holiday travel. Traveling always comes with its stresses, but for those of us with hearing loss, traveling could potentially pose unforeseen challenges. Summer is a high traffic time in airports and public transportation hubs, which can be overwhelming – especially if you are hard of hearing. Here at New …

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May is Better Speech & Hearing Month!

Audiologists and hearing care professionals across the country take the month of May to inform Americans about Better Speech and Hearing Month. New York Hearing Doctors joins with our fellow colleagues to inform and educate in regards to awareness and preventative measures when it comes to hearing loss. Overall, Better Speech and Hearing month (BSHM) brings awareness to the signs …

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City Noise Has Been Linked to Hearing Loss

Pollution, often thought of in the form of smog or scattered garbage, is something of which many people are aware and recognize as harmful. Noise pollution, on the other hand, is more commonly thought of as annoying, rather than damaging to a person’s health and wellbeing. A recent study, conducted by Mimi Hearing Technologies and Charite University Hospital in Berlin, …

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1 in 8 Workers in the US Has a Hearing Loss

As your Audiologist in NYC, we want to keep you aware of the latest developments and research in hearing care. According to a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in eight workers in the US experiences some degree of hearing loss. On-the-job noise is quite common, with a long history of workers experiencing hearing …

NY Hearing Doctor – New Study Reveals 2nd Cause of Hidden Hearing Loss

New Study Reveals 2nd Cause of Hidden Hearing Loss

 If you experience hearing loss, then you know how intricate and personal your listening experience is. Chances are, you’ve had a comprehensive hearing test and you’ve been fitted for customized hearing aids with features tailored to support the specific way that you hear. Now consider this: suppose you’ve had your hearing test and everything checks out fine with no hearing …

Unions and OSHA Clash over Hearing Loss Rule

Unions and OSHA Clash over Hearing Loss Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed a possible change of requirements in terms of how employers record their employees’ hearing loss. OSHA is calling the rule change a “clarification” of existing requirements, but unions and employer representatives are raising concerns about what this change would mean for employers. What constitutes job-related hearing loss? The central debate lies …