News Articles for Lifestyle
Top 5 Fire Safety Devices for People with Hearing Loss
A fire can start anywhere, anytime. In fact, residential fires occur more frequently in the colder months. And according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 51% of all house fire deaths occur from 11pm to 7am when most people are asleep. Because a majority of fire alarms are auditory, people with hearing loss are more susceptible to the dangers of house fires – especially in the nighttime.
Prepare yourself by learning about the variety of smoke alarms and fire safety devices available for people with hearing loss.Read more
Top Universities for Deaf Students
When it comes to catering to the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students, most colleges and universities leave much to be desired. That’s why, for hard of hearing high schoolers, finding a college with systems in place to properly help them reach their educational goals can be a real challenge. Finding a sense of community is vitally important to the college experience. If you or someone you love is ready to take the next step in higher education, don’t settle! Take the time to find a school that meets ALL of your needs—both academic and social.
Check out these top 5 universities for deaf and hard of hearing students:Read more
5 Tips for Dating A Deaf Person
Relationships are all about communication. So, what happens when you and your date communicate differently? In most cases, a few simple considerations are all you need to bridge any gap in understanding, which is why we’ve put together a few simple tips to help you prepare for your first date with a deaf or hard of hearing person.
Check out these quick tips for navigating dating and deafness.Read more
Sign Language Around the World
Outside of the deaf and hard of hearing community, few people realize just how many types of sign language exist around the world. While the exact number of unique sign languages remains unknown, there are hundreds of distinct languages used by deaf and hard of hearing individuals the world over.
There are far more types of sign language than we could ever include in a single blog post, but read on to learn about some of the most common types of sign language in the world today.Read more
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:
Family History: Hearing Loss and Genetics
Hearing loss is one of the most common sensory disorders, and it often results from aging or exposure to loud noises. However, sensorineural hearing loss is a type of hearing loss that is as tied to genetics and can be passed down through the family.
Here are some helpful things to know when facing sensorineural hearing loss:Read more
Leaving on a Jet Plane: Travel Tips for People with Hearing Loss
Traveling for fun is scientifically proven to make us happier and healthier, but if you’re traveling with hearing loss it can be stressful, too. If you’re one of the over 20 million people in the U.S. with hearing loss, don’t stay home. Travel prepared!
Check out these travel tips for people with hearing loss.Read more
5 Tips For Talking To Loved Ones About Hearing Loss
It’s never easy to admit when we have a problem, and that’s especially true when it comes to age-related hearing loss. For those affected, it’s common to experience a wide range of emotions including anger, grief and denial.
Here are 5 important tips for talking to loved ones about hearing loss.Read more
What Does Hearing Loss Sound Like?
Do you have a family member, friend or colleague with hearing loss? If so, you know how important it is to be supportive and understanding – especially if their hearing loss is age-related or work-related, and you’re all adjusting to new communication needs.
Here are some ways you can gain perspective by experiencing what hearing loss sounds like.Read more
4 Helpful Ways to Make Driving While Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Easier
First, let’s dispel a common myth: people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing CAN drive, and many are excellent drivers. Laws passed in all 50 states guarantee the right to drive. However, it’s important to take precautions to keep everyone safe on the road.
Here are 4 helpful ways to make driving while deaf or hard-of-hearing easier.Read more