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4 Tips for Protecting Hearing in Teenagers

4 Tips for Protecting Hearing in Teenagers

Noise is a fact of life. From your workplace to your home to your surroundings out and about, you’re exposed to some high-decibel sound fairly frequently.

But think about how much more high-volume noise your teenager is exposed to on a daily basis.

Teens more than ever are at risk of hearing loss related to prolonged exposure to noise. Keep the following four factors in mind when it comes to your child’s hearing.

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3 Types of Assistive Listening Devices

3 Types of Assistive Listening Devices

When it comes to easing the day-to-day ability of hearing-impaired or hard-of-hearing individuals, assistive listening devices, or “ALDs,” can go a long way toward making hearing and comprehending that much more possible.

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How Treating Your Hearing Loss Treats More than Your Hearing

How Treating Your Hearing Loss Treats More than Your Hearing

When you are hearing impaired, adding an assistive-listening device (ALD) or hearing aid to your daily life can be advantageous – after all, it’ll help you have conversations and interact with others more clearly and easily.

But utilizing these devices can have an even bigger impact on your long-term health and quality of life beyond just being able to listen better.

Here are just a few of the positive side effects of using ALDs and hearing aids.

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4 Tips for Stress Relief in People with Hearing Loss

4 Tips for Stress Relief in People with Hearing Loss

Social interactions and conversations under certain circumstances can be stressful or cause anxiety. Introduce hearing impairment into the equation, and stress can escalate quickly for both people involved.

But it doesn’t have to.

Don’t let frustration and stress seep into your day-to-day conversations. Try out these tips.

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Combating Listener Fatigue in People with Hearing Loss

Combating Listener Fatigue in People with Hearing Loss

When you’ve suffered from hearing loss, just listening to someone for great lengths of time can be exhausting. What those with normal hearing may not understand is that “listener fatigue” is a real problem for hearing-impaired people.

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7 Well Known People Who Have Experienced Hearing Loss

7 Well Known People Who Have Experienced Hearing Loss

People who have experienced hearing loss from birth or from childhood illnesses, or impairment related to aging, include individuals from all walks of life. Here are a few well-known public figures who have experienced hearing loss.

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Communication Solutions for Deaf-Blind South-Dakotans

Communication Solutions for Deaf-Blind South-Dakotans

Navigating communication with friends and family as a deaf or hard-of-hearing person can be tricky – add blindness or poor eyesight, and the task will likely require special equipment.

Luckily there are tools available for South Dakotans who are deaf-blind – it’s just a matter of requesting them.

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What Causes Hearing Loss?

What Causes Hearing Loss?

A variety of factors can contribute to hearing loss, some of which are more prevalent than others. When it comes to prevention and precaution, knowledge of these causes can go a long way. Here are some of the triggers that can cause damage or rupture.

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5 Tips for Talking to Friends and Family

5 Tips for Talking to Friends and Family

It can be tough to deal with the onset of hearing loss alone – so make sure you pass along the right knowledge to your friends and family so you have ample support. Once you’ve been seen by an audiologist or otolaryngologist, try on the following tips for size to maximize conversations with those around you.

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Coming Soon: Relay South Dakota Upcoming Events

Coming Soon: Relay South Dakota Upcoming Events

Relay South Dakota has a lot going on in the first quarter of the year – there will be ample opportunities to come visit the team at a variety of events in February and March.

Here are a few of them:

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