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6 Classroom Tips for Hard-of-Hearing Students

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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How to Combat Farming Hearing Loss

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

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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Protect Yourself from Hearing Loss on the Job

Protect Yourself from Hearing Loss on the Job

While your employer should make every effort to provide a safe working environment for you and your fellow employees, some jobs require a certain degree of exposure to noise throughout the day, whether it’s sudden or ongoing.

Regardless of your own situation, there are ways to prevent short- and long-term hearing loss that results from a noisy workplace.

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4 Ways You’re Damaging Your Ears

4 Ways You’re Damaging Your Ears

Just because it’s always been done, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the right thing to do. Some standard practices when it comes to your ears, from cleaning to listening, have the potential to do more harm than good in the long run.

The following are some ways in which you might be doing damage to your ears.

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3 Unexpected Costs of Hearing Loss

3 Unexpected Costs of Hearing Loss

For many, hearing loss is just a part of daily life. With the right tools and services at hand, someone who has experienced hearing loss can live to its fullest without too much trouble.

But when it comes to untreated hearing loss, it can have some unexpected long-term costs, according to recent findings.

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A Guide to College Success for Hard-of-Hearing Students

A Guide to College Success for Hard-of-Hearing Students

So it’s time to start college… What comes first?

Well, if you’re hard of hearing or hearing-impaired, there are some considerations you should take to ensure you set yourself up for success.

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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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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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Simple Steps for Effective Communication

Simple Steps for Effective Communication

Communication between those with and without hearing loss can get tricky. The key to making a successful connection is educating and advising hearing people on the best ways to talk to you to prevent frustration on either party’s part. Here are a few steps you can take to make having conversations with hearing people easier:

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