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How to Deal with Unpleasant Noises When Wearing Cochlear Implants

Sunday, August 20, 2017 2:04:22 PM Australia/Melbourne

How to Deal with Unpleasant Noises When Wearing Cochlear Implants The Hearlink blog aims to be as inclusive as possible. We know that there are many different stages to hearing loss and we want to be supportive of each of them. This means communication early and often. It means providing as much awareness knowledge as we can with a focus on prevention of hearing loss. But it also means that we provide helpful information to those who are already impacted by hearing loss or already wear hearing aids.

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After School Activities for the Hearing Impaired

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:36:45 PM Australia/Melbourne

After School Activities for the Hearing ImpairedHearing loss is hard at any age, but it’s especially hard on children who are still growing and developing. It’s still vital that they engage and interact with those around them, in order to properly learn social and educational skills. Luckily, we live in a day and age where educational programs are designed more and more frequently to address the needs of everyone, no matter what their hearing capacity is. But what happens when the school day is done? What happens when they walk home, or jump on a bus and it’s up to you to entertain your young ones for those endless hours until bedtime. We’ll tell you exactly what happens-- You take advantage of the Hearlink blog! Today, we’re sharing our recommendations to ensure that their brains are stimulated and that there are smiles on both their faces and yours.

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A Brief History of Hearing Treatments- Part II

Thursday, August 10, 2017 4:16:10 PM Australia/Melbourne

A Brief History of Hearing Treatments- Part IIWe kicked off our last post, talking about the history of hearing aids and audiology tools. A brief reminder—our starting point was something called the ear trumpet, which at one point was even made from animal horns! There’s a fun costume idea for your next party. But thanks to pioneers like Thomas Edison, we entered the 1900s, a little bit more educated about how to amplify decibels of the noises in the world around us. Hearlink is so passionate about the history of audiology and sharing it with our valued customers. Let’s dive into what came next…

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A Brief History of Hearing Treatments- Part I

Saturday, August 5, 2017 1:46:43 PM Australia/Melbourne

A Brief History of Hearing Treatments- Part IThese are some of Hearlink’s very favorite variety of posts on this blog. In order to truly understand our future potential, it’s vital that we as audiologists- understand our past. It’s mind boggling to look at our science, our processes, our technologies and our tools today and think that these haven’t always been the best practice. Did you know that the first hearing aid was shaped like a trumpet? Read on for a brief history of hearing aids and how they’ve developed into the models that we see today.

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The Relationship Between Obesity and Hearing Loss

Monday, July 31, 2017 9:22:34 AM Australia/Melbourne

The Relationship Between Obesity and Hearing LossIt’s something that we frequently discuss on the Hearlink blog—the interdependencies of different elements of your health, specifically how hearing loss can interact with other illnesses, injuries and health implications. It may come as a surprise to many, the number of other areas of your life that can be affected by poor hearing. One of these is your weight. According to new findings by the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study, the pounds that you gain around your waist, can raise risk of hearing loss as well.

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Reading Audiograms- A Closer Look

Thursday, July 27, 2017 9:09:07 AM Australia/Melbourne

Reading Audiograms- A Closer LookWhen was the last time you went to your general doctor? Did he or she test your hearing? No doubt they probably did, and the important tool that they use to discern your quality of hearing and any impediments that you’d want to treat- is called an audiogram. No, it’s not the newest social media craze, sweeping the nation. And it’s not one of the singing love-grams distributed in some countries on Valentine’s Day. It’s a chart which depicts your hearing ability—specifically, the lowest volume of decibels that your ear can process at a variety of frequencies. But we don’t refer to these as frequencies in audiograms, we call them thresholds.

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Speaking at the Right Volume?

Sunday, July 23, 2017 10:28:35 AM Australia/Melbourne

Speaking at the Right Volume?A huge part of Hearlink’s mission is a commitment to compassion and understanding. Those impacted by hearing loss in any capacity should be treated exactly the same as those who are not. We frequently receive questions from family members and friends of our patients and customers who want to be sure that they’re being respectful when they interact and engage with those with hearing loss. Today’s post is dedicated to those readers, and a friendly reminder about a situation that we’ve all probably been in.

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Dispelling Hearing Myths- The Cinema

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 11:22:06 AM Australia/Melbourne

Dispelling Hearing Myths- The CinemaAre you ever frustrated by the myths and tall tales that you hear from your family and friends? Most likely it’s one specific member of your clan who tends to weave the tales, are we right? Hearlink has to dispel a lot of these, especially as they relate to your hearing. Too many of our current and prospective customers and patients are concerned when they reach out. They think that their lives as they know them are over, due to their hearing impediment. This is so far from the case and it’s time that someone said so.

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Audiometry Screening Best Practices

Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:16:15 AM Australia/Melbourne

Audiometry Screening Best PracticesIf you’re a regular visitor to Hearlink, you’re familiar with our dedication to providing both e-learning solutions and services for the health industry. This means leveraging valuable partnerships with companies locally and around the world, who share our vision. Today, we’re discussing the science of audiometry. Interpreting audiometry is a complex process, but an incredibly important one. Here are three things to keep in mind during a screening.

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How to Avoid Balance Problems

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 7:38:57 AM Australia/Melbourne

How to Avoid Balance ProblemsHearlink cannot reiterate enough, how important your hearing health is. But we’ll still attempt to, because when you take proper care of your ears, your entire quality of life improves. You’ll be able to hear the music at your great-grandchildren’s graduations from school. You’ll be able to contribute to conversations held at lower volumes. You won’t need to say, “what?” after every sentence at age 30. Your hearing is intertwined with many other elements of your health, many of which may surprise you.

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