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National Protect Your Hearing Month

By CaptionCall | Oct 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

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The Apple Watch Has A New Noise App!

By CaptionCall | Sep 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

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Great Times To Keep In Touch With Your Patients

By CaptionCall | Sep 20, 2019 | 1 Comment

As a hearing care provider there is nothing more important than making sure your patients are taken care of—and you may have more opportunities to do that than you thought. The American Academy of Audiology has a great list of potential touchpoints you can have with your patients. Some of the things on the list…

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Denial and Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | Sep 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

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….

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Don’t Let Disabilities Slow You Down

By CaptionCall | Aug 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

No matter what we enjoy doing in life, we will always have to overcome something. Whether it be distractions, disabilities, injuries, or disappointments, an essential part of succeeding at life is learning to overcome obstacles. That’s why somebody like Nathan Ostergaard is such an incredible example. Nathan – now 43 – has had vision issues…

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Is It Getting Noisy Out There?

By CaptionCall | Aug 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

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It’s the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities act!

By CaptionCall | Jul 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Why is that so important to CaptionCall and you? The Americans with Disabilities Act (or ADA) is how you can get the CaptionCall phone and service at no cost. As a provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. federal government established a fund to give individuals with hearing loss access to captioned telephone…

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Living the Glamorous Life at HLAA!

By CaptionCall | Jul 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was a chance to live large for anyone who visited our booth at the Hearing Loss Association of America National Annual Convention in Rochester, NY June 20-22. The theme for our booth this year was “15 Minutes of Fame.” CaptionCall users were invited to come to the booth and film the story of their…

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Hello Mind – Writing

By CaptionCall | Jun 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

    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…

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Steps To Prevent Noise – Induced Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | Jun 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

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