In an effort to bring you the best in hearing health information, we’re always adding informative articles to the Healthy Hearing website. Just in case you may have missed an article or two this year, here are links to five of our top stories of 2012.
Playing Sports with Hearing Loss. This article features first class athletes who overcame their hearing impairments to win the Miss America Pageant (Heather Whitestone), become Olympic athletes (Chris Colwill and Marcus Titus), and play for the WNBA (Tamika Catchings). Five tips for playing sports with hearing loss are also included to keep you in the game.
Emotional Effects Linked to Untreated Hearing Loss. Think you may have hearing loss? Are you living with a family member who isn’t hearing well? If so, be sure to read this article. Here you’ll learn why untreated hearing loss affects children and adult’s ability to communicate, earn a decent wage and develop good psychological and emotional health.
The Best Apps for Children with Hearing Loss. From applications to help you teach your baby sign language to a children’s book about a lovable dragon named Danny, this article suggests great iPad, iPhone and iPod apps for autistic and hearing-impaired children. Each suggestion provides a link directly to purchase information for each app along with pricing information.
Five Common Myths about Hearing Loss. Before you put that cotton swab in your ear or dismiss the use of supplements to combat hearing loss, read this article. You may be surprised to learn which hearing health “facts” are actually myths and detrimental to your hearing health.
What to Expect from Hearing Aids. If you think a pair of hearing aids may be in your future – or that of someone you love – read this article. Here we explain why using hearing aids to improve hearing is different than using eyeglasses to correct your sight and what to expect when you first start using them. Tips for handling discomfort, feedback and static are also discussed.
And, just in case you missed this, too, Healthy Hearing added clinic reviews to our site this year. Now when you search for a hearing aid clinic or audiologist in your community, you can also read unbiased customer reviews we’ve posted. As always, we’re committed to improving our delivery of the best in hearing health. Here’s to a happy – and healthy hearing – New Year.