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September 20, 2018 CaptionCall No comments exist

A new study has found that people 65 and older suffering from gout have 44 percent higher likelihood of developing hearing loss. Apparently gout and hearing loss “share similar pathological processes” which has always been suspect for linking the two however this is the first study to investigate it. You can read more here: https://journals.lww.com/thehearingjournal/blog/breakingnews/pages/post.aspx?PostID=212…

September 13, 2018 CaptionCall No comments exist

Blue tooth functionality is in full swing with CaptionCall phones and it got us thinking. Where did the name “Bluetooth” come from? Did you know it actually comes from Viking history? According to one of Bluetooth’s cofounders, “Bluetooth was borrowed from the 10th-century, second king of Denmark, King Harald Bluetooth; who was famous for uniting…

September 13, 2018 CaptionCall No comments exist

Sometimes it can be hard to know if what you are experiencing is hearing loss or if people around you just aren’t speaking clearly. Medicine.net has some points you can use to see if you need to schedule a hearing care appointment. The points are: Having trouble hearing over the telephone. Finding it hard to…

September 6, 2018 CaptionCall No comments exist

Summer is starting to come to an end which means things starting to cool off. With that it can become easy to want to stay indoors and relax with a nice cup of cocoa. As great as that is (and you should definitely do that from time to time) in order for us to make…

September 6, 2018 CaptionCall No comments exist

When you have hearing loss it is important to take special steps to make sure those you love are communicating with you in the best way possible. One of the best ways to ensure you are understanding everything in the conversation is to make it clear to everyone who is involved that you have a…

August 23, 2018 CaptionCall 3 comments

Did you know that approximately 36 million adults in the United States report having some level of hearing loss? Did you know that 1 in 4 workers exposed to loud noises at work will end up with hearing loss? Hearing loss has been called an invisible disability. With that it is our job to inform…

August 23, 2018 CaptionCall 1 comment

If you know or work with someone who struggles with hearing loss, it is extra important that you take extra steps to make sure you are understood. Goldencarers.com has put together a great list of 14 steps you can take to make sure you are being heard as well as possible. Some of the steps…

August 9, 2018 CaptionCall No comments exist

When someone is struggling to hear what is being said on the phone, hearing aids may not be enough. That’s what a Minnesota man learned as he was seeking solutions for his hearing loss. Checkout his story here: https://www.postbulletin.com/life/health/closed-caption-phones-open-doors-for-hearing-impaired/article_c7c61b4e-8453-11e8-b367-5379a3e37582.html Hearing aids provide huge value in all kinds of listening situations and environments.  However, telephones can…

August 8, 2018 CaptionCall No comments exist

This summer has been the busiest ever for air travel. An estimated 246.1 million passengers will fly with U.S. air lines between June 1 and August 31, 2018. The effect of high altitude on the body is considerable. At high altitudes, defined as 8,000 feet or above, the air pressure is lower. Oxygen levels drop—about three…