October 16, 2020-Jonathan O’Dell: Why You’re Losing It and Why What You Don’t Know May Hurt You.

This is a virtual meeting presented by Jonathan O’Dell about our hearing: Why You’re Losing It and Why What You Don’t Know May Hurt You. Friday, October 16, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, ET Are you struggling with hearing loss, or is a family or friend struggling with hearing loss? Jonathan O’Dell, assistive technology manager and training specialist at Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, discusses cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, movie theater access, Bluetooth streaming, amplified and captioned phones, applicable laws for communication, and making your home accessible. Brought to the Cary Library in partnership …

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Webinar-Age Related Hearing Loss Mon., Oct. 26 2020, 5:00 pm ET

Join Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) for a free, captioned webinar, Age Related-Hearing Loss: Problems and Solutions, on Monday, October 26, 2020, 5:00 pm. Presented by Samira Anderson, Au.D., Ph.D., this is the first event in our new Hearing Health Hour webinar series. Untreated age-related hearing loss leads to many changes throughout the brain and can affect speech understanding and cognitive ability. The presentation will review how hearing loss changes the way our brains respond to speech and how it may affect cognitive functions, such as working memory. The extent to which hearing aid amplification can reverse these changes will also be discussed. Attendees will …

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There is a Connection Between Your Diet and Your Ears

From Consumer Reports Listen Up! What You Eat Can Protect Your Hearing There is a connection between your diet and your ears By Hallie Levine September 14, 2020: “I tell all my patients with hearing loss to follow a heart-healthy diet,” Dr. Woodson says. “If it’s good for your heart, it’s going to be good for your ears, as well.” Heart-healthy eating patterns, including the three approaches used in Curhan’s studies, are mostly centered on lots of high-quality plant-based foods and low amounts of animal-based foods, refined grains, added sugars, and unhealthy fats. To make it easy, Curhan recommends at each meal …

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Coping With Every Musician’s Nightmare: Hearing Loss

by LOU FANCHER , September 30, 2016 in “San Francisco Classical Voice” Waking up to find that he was suddenly and entirely deaf in his right ear on June 15, 2010, composer Richard Einhorn’s biggest worry wasn’t that he’d never work again. Nor was his greatest concern the spinning room and nausea, the way human voices sounded like screeching devils riding on crazed, squealing robots, or the piercing tinnitus, buzzing like a high-pitched, enraged refrigerator in his ear. Einhorn knew that he had only 30 percent hearing in his left ear, but didn’t know enough to worry about permanent damage to his other, …

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How to Enjoy Music After a Hearing Loss

from HearingLikeMe.com, by Stu Nunnery on December 27, 2016: Does hearing loss affect how we enjoy music? If so, is it possible to regain our enjoyment of music even after hearing loss? Many of us with hearing loss have stopped listening to music because it does not sound how we remember it. Nevertheless,  more musicians, singers and music lovers with hearing loss are coping and finding their way back to music. Recently I attended a seminar about the impact of hearing loss and hearing aids on music enjoyment that was hosted and led by Geoff Plant, a hearing rehabilitation specialist, …

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