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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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:Read more
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:Read more
9 Travel Tips for Those With Hearing Loss
Traveling with hearing impairment can be challenging, but there are tips and tricks available to make your experience on the go run more smoothly. Try these on for size:Read more