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Does Age-Related Hearing Loss Lead to Depression?

Posted by Admin on Jan 15, 2019

Does Age-Related Hearing Loss Lead to Depression?

Depression and age-related hearing loss are two incredibly complex and difficult situations that impact everyone differently. While no two people have the exact same experience with hearing loss, the National Council on the Aging (NCOA) found that older people with untreated hearing loss have higher rates of depression, anxiety, paranoia and were less likely to participate in organized social activities when compared to those who wear hearing aids. 

 

Read on to learn more about how age-related hearing loss leads to isolation and loneliness. 

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Handling the Holidays with Hearing Loss

Posted by Admin on Dec 12, 2018

Handling the Holidays with Hearing Loss

The holidays are a great time to get together with loved ones, but—for people with hearing loss—the celebrations can lead to unnecessary confusion and frustration. Going into this holiday season, we’ve prepared some key considerations before you head to this year’s parties.

 

Consider these common holiday hearing loss issues:

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The Differences Between Deaf Culture and Hearing Culture

Posted by Admin on Nov 14, 2018

The Differences Between Deaf Culture and Hearing Culture

Hearing people outside of the deaf community often aren’t aware of the existence of deaf culture. As with other cultures, deaf culture comes with its own set of values, convictions and socially acceptable behaviors. It can sometimes be difficult to understand what differentiates the two communities.

Check out the key differences between deaf and hearing culture: 

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5 Steps to Managing Severe Hearing Loss

Posted by RelaySDAdmin on Sep 12, 2016

5 Steps to Managing Severe Hearing Loss

Hearing loss happens because of losses of or damage to cilia, the tiny hairs located in your inner ear. Because these hairs can’t be regenerated, it is important to note that any treatment for hearing loss will likely not restore your original levels of hearing ability.

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6 Classroom Tips for Hard-of-Hearing Students

Posted by RelaySDAdmin on Aug 29, 2016

6 Classroom Tips for Hard-of-Hearing Students

Schools are full of noise, from the hallways, to the cafeteria, to the classrooms. But when it comes to hard-of-hearing students, teachers should consider a few methods for making the classroom environment ideal for listening and communicating.

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Summer 2016: Relay South Dakota Upcoming Events

Posted by RelaySDAdmin on Aug 08, 2016

Summer 2016: Relay South Dakota Upcoming Events

Relay South Dakota has a lot going in the summer of 2016 – there will be opportunities to come meet our team and learn about our services in August and September.

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6 Tips for Protecting Your Hearing This Summer

Posted by RelaySDAdmin on Jul 15, 2016

6 Tips for Protecting Your Hearing This Summer

Summer is the season for outdoor activities and getting out of dodge – but many of these frequent events can bring some undue noise and ear pressure to your hearing.

Look out for the following six scenarios in which your hearing might be at risk and may require extra caution and care through protective plugs and muffs.

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4 Important Things to Know About Age Related Hearing Loss

Posted by RelaySDAdmin on Jun 29, 2016

4 Important Things to Know About Age Related Hearing Loss

One of the truest facts in life is that getting older is impossible to avoid. And when it comes to your hearing, age can also bring on some loss of ability that is oftentimes unavoidable.

Keep in mind the following important things when it comes to identifying and treating age-related hearing loss.

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How to Combat Farming Hearing Loss

Posted by RelaySDAdmin on Jun 22, 2016

How to Combat Farming Hearing Loss

In South Dakota, it’s a foregone conclusion that most people will be exposed to agriculture and farming in some capacity, whether it’s a friend or family member who owns, operates or works on or near a farm.

But with farming comes a lot of potential for hearing damage. Keep the following tips in mind to combat farming-related hearing loss.

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10 Common Myths About Lip-Reading

Posted by RelaySDAdmin on Jun 15, 2016

10 Common Myths About Lip-Reading

When it comes to communicating through hearing loss, one of the best tools at your disposal is learning to lip-read. In the right lighting and with your conversation partner’s face in view, it can be an effective strategy.

There are, however, a lot of assumptions people might make about lip-reading that are false – take a look at these myths.

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Relay SD Sponsors SD Association of the Deaf 50th Anniversary

Posted by RelaySDAdmin on May 29, 2015

Relay SD Sponsors SD Association of the Deaf 50th Anniversary

Relay South Dakota in partnership with Sprint Relay sponsors the upcoming 50th Anniversary of South Dakota Association ofthe Deaf! 

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