What have you been doing to celebrate National Protect Your Hearing Month? According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) nearly 24% of U.S. adults show signs of hearing loss from loud noise. Noise induced hearing loss is completely preventable and all it takes is being mindful of what noises you…Read More
Is it getting too loud in here? Now you will be able to tell! Apple has released a new app for the Apple Watch that will use the watch’s built in microphone to measure the noise in the area around you. If the decibel level gets too high and could cause hearing damage, you can…Read More
Denial is a common human condition associated with hearing loss. Unfortunately it is particularly ubiquitous among the senior community. A 2015 study showed that seniors in general appeared to be in denial about hearing loss. The study gave several reasons why, some being: They think their hearing is not bad enough to need hearing aids….Read More
Concerts, parties, lawn mowers, and even just the sound of being out by a busy street—all that noise can really add up. For many of us, this noise is a fleeting pain to the ear drums, but it can be so much more than that. Noise-induced hearing loss is incredibly common. Fortunately, it’s also preventable…Read More
Hello Mind’ is part of the CaptionCall active aging initiative. These unique tips and activities are created to promote a healthy mind and body, and to encourage social wellness. We hope you have some fun with these activities and encourage you to share them with your friends and family! CaptionCall is an ambassador…Read More
Loud noise is one of the most common causes for hearing loss. Fortunately it is also one of the easiest to prevent. Here are some great tips from the CDC on how to prevent noise induced hearing loss. Identify sources of loud sounds – This may sound straight forward but you may be surprised by…Read More
FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP Captioned Telephone Service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund. No costs are passed along to individuals who qualify for the service.