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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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Are Your Hearing Aids Tax Deductible?

By CaptionCall | Mar 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s that time again.  Have you done your taxes yet?   Did you know that your hearing aids may count as a tax deduction? Hearing Health recently published an article to help you take full advantage of the tax opportunities related to the costs of your hearing loss. “Many of your medical expenses are considered eligible deductions…

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Hearing Loss – Early Detection Matters

By CaptionCall | Mar 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

When it comes to hearing loss, it can be tough to decide when to see a hearing care professional. Do you go as soon as you notice it slipping or should you wait until you see it getting really bad?  Findings from a study conducted by the Department of Speech Language and Hearing  Science at…

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Summer and Your Hearing Aids

By CaptionCall | Mar 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Spring is blooming and everyone seems to be getting ready for some fun in the sun.  The question is, are your hearing aids ready as well?   Many traditional outdoor activities associated with summer time can potentially bring damage to your hearing aids.  But don’t let that stop you from getting outdoors and enjoying the season….

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The Real Cost of High-priced Hearing Aids

By CaptionCall | Mar 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

I did a presentation at a senior living facility last week.  At the conclusion of my presentation a lady who hadn’t said anything up to that point called me to her.  She was quiet and timid.  She had a concern which was weighing heavily on her.  I listened patiently.  She stammered, paused, and made great…

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Hearing Loss Affecting Your Desire To Be Outgoing?

By CaptionCall | Mar 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Are you the outgoing type?  Do you love spending time with your family and friends … going out to dinner as a group, visiting with grandkids at the park, etc.?  Have you noticed a decreased desire recently to be socially engaged?  Science Daily recently reported on an interesting discovery that may have something to do…

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Sudden Hearing Loss – Don’t Stop Believing

By ccadmin | Feb 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

I woke up deaf in one ear and don’t know why – the day was August 31, 2014. I could hear just fine the night before when I went to bed, but woke that morning with what felt like cotton packed tightly in my right ear accompanied by an obnoxious ringing sound. Unfortunately, the doctor…

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Am I In Denial?

By CaptionCall | Feb 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

  When I was in my late-20’s, as part of a physical required by my employer, I had a hearing test.  I was told I had the hearing of a 37-year-old.  Given the fact that I had chronic ear infections as a child, and that I had been to dozens of rock concerts that left…

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Hearing Aid Technology Is Improving Fast!

By CaptionCall | Feb 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hearing loss is natural as we age.  In fact, statistics show that many of us will experience some degree of hearing loss during our lifetime.   Hearing aids have long been an effective resource to help people with hearing loss stay socially connected and engaged with their world.  It’s amazing to see how far hearing aid…

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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.