Stress Linked to Hearing Loss

By ccadmin | Apr 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Stress is everywhere around us.  Each day it starts with getting up on time, getting out the door, traffic, meetings, deadlines, interruptions, etc.   The list of stressors goes on and on.   These things can take their toll mentally and physically.  Did you know that chronic stress may actually be linked to hearing loss?  An article…

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Welcome to Scott Sorenson

By CaptionCall | Apr 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

  We typically blog about a variety of helpful tips and recommendations for hearing health.  However, when it comes to hearing health and staying socially connected, we would be remiss not to talk about us – CaptionCall – at least for a moment. Staying socially connected is critical for our overall health and wellness.  Hearing…

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5 Myths About Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | Apr 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Have you heard some of the myths about hearing loss?  Maybe you’ve even bought into them.  Our friends over at Healthy Hearing have just put together an excellent list of 5 common hearing loss myths you should be aware of.  We emphasize a couple of them here, as these myths often prevent people from…

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The Making of a Hearing Aid

By CaptionCall | Mar 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Hearing aids have come a long way from the ear trumpets of the 1600s to the digital hearing devices of today that are custom programmed from a computer for each patient’s unique hearing loss and lifestyle. Significant time and effort goes into understanding the challenges faced by people with hearing loss before a hearing…

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Protect Your Hearing!

By CaptionCall | Mar 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Our hearing can be pretty sensitive. In fact, according to HLAA 1 out of 3 people over the age of 65 have hearing loss.  With so many people affected by hearing loss, what can we do to help our hearing last?  Fortunately EarQ has put together a list of 9 things you can do…

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How to Tell if You Have Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | Mar 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sometimes life is just noisy.  Did I ask my wife to repeat herself because I have a hearing loss or because I had the water running at the sink?  It can be challenging to know if I actually have hearing loss or not.  Our friends over at Healthy Hearing have put together a great list…

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Healthy Eating for Healthy Hearing

By CaptionCall | Mar 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Do you ever get tired of trying to eat right day after day.  We all know that we should, but it’s not always easy.  What if I told you there are certain vitamins and minerals that may actually be good for your hearing?  Maybe that would be an added incentive to stick to your nutrition…

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Give Your Ears a Break

By CaptionCall | Mar 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Do you ever have trouble finding a quiet moment?  Even when you turn off the radio as you drive, you are still surrounded with noise … the cars next to you, tires on the road, wind on the windshield, etc.  Noise pollution is very real. According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), “At least…

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Hearing Aids and Telephone Utility

By CaptionCall | Mar 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

A recent study conducted by Sergei Kochkin, PhD, explores the importance of Captioned Telephone Service in meeting the communication needs of people with hearing loss. “Today’s hearing aids do an excellent job of helping people meet many of their communication needs.  However, sometimes there are situations where additional assistive listening devices (ALDs) are needed.” Dr….

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Don’t Get Too Comfortable

By CaptionCall | Mar 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

To state the obvious, the world is a quieter place for folks with untreated hearing loss.  Did you know that the ‘quiet’ that hearing loss brings in itself may be causing additional damage to the ears?  Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers conducted a study on the effects of sound deprivation on adult mice.  According to…

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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.