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Dancing with Hearing Loss

Ward off depression, dementia, and social isolation through dance 16 August 2019 I have severe, longstanding hearing loss in both ears. Since childhood, I have suffered through—and often completely avoided—parties and other challenging social situations. It wasn’t until my third year in university that I discovered an extremely helpful strategy for interpersonal communication—I learned to dance. Dance offered me a [...]

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: Hearing, Hearing Loss|Comments Off on Dancing with Hearing Loss

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia 

When you live with hearing loss, unexpected challenges can come up every day. From navigating a new store to keeping up in conversation with your friends, hearing loss can throw a curveball into your life. While you might easily notice some of the changes hearing loss makes in your day-to-day life, what is harder to see are some of the [...]

By |August 16th, 2019|Categories: Dementia, Hearing Loss|Comments Off on A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia 

Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss isn’t something that anyone likes to face. Because of stigma, or denial or discomfort, many people don’t address their hearing loss when it first arises. In fact, the average time between when people first notice an issue with their hearing and when they seek treatment is a startling seven years! Unfortunately, the earlier hearing loss is treated the [...]

By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: Hearing|Comments Off on Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

Chocolate may help to slow down hearing loss

We so often hear the negative aspects of eating too much chocolate, however, a new study shows that it may prevent us from hearing loss in middle age. It may sound too good to be true as we near Easter Sunday, but doctors in the South Korean capital Seoul found the rate of hearing loss among people aged from 40 [...]

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Hearing, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Chocolate may help to slow down hearing loss

Can you ‘hear’ these gifs? Scientists reveal why silent images appear to make sounds

Scientists have discovered why a ‘visual ear’ phenomenon lets some people ‘hear’ silent gif images such as the famous ‘skipping pylon’ animation. A new study has suggested the remarkable ‘synaesthesia-like effect’ is caused by interference between areas of the brain responsible for processing sight and sound. Normally, these two parts of our brains do not work together. But they may [...]

By |April 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Hearing|Comments Off on Can you ‘hear’ these gifs? Scientists reveal why silent images appear to make sounds

Applying for a Job: Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Landing a good job, fitting into a new workplace, and successfully advocating for yourself to ensure you are a productive and valued employee, while never easy, are even more complicated when you have hearing loss. Even the first steps of applying for a job and navigating an interview can be a challenge. To meet your career goals, you need the [...]

By |April 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Hearing|Comments Off on Applying for a Job: Tips for People with Hearing Loss