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Communicating With People Who Have Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by UpState Hearing Instruments

“You Are Not Hearing Me!” “Well, You Are Not Speaking Up!” As we all know, communication is a two-way street. Not hearing is hard on everyone so here are a few tips to get you communicating better. Attention, Please! Always start by getting the other person’s attention before you start speaking. This is important for the person with hearing loss …

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Working with Hearing Loss 

In Hearing Loss by UpState Hearing Instruments

At UpState Hearing Instruments, we know firsthand the stress that untreated hearing loss can cause in the work place. Missed opportunities, misunderstandings, getting a meeting time wrong, or not hearing clients over phone are just a few things we hear about from so many of our first-time patients.  Did you know adults with hearing loss are more likely to be unemployed …

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Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by UpState Hearing Instruments

At UpState Hearing Instruments, we’ve heard it all and believe us, there are too many myths about hearing loss and too few facts. Allow us to dispel a few myths… Myth: I’m Not Old Enough FACT: 40% of those with hearing loss are less than 60 years old! 48 million Americans of all ages experience hearing loss. Children, teenagers and …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research by UpState Hearing Instruments

Do you have a friend or family member with hearing loss? If you’ve never experienced hearing loss, it makes it difficult to relate.  People with hearing loss often feel exhausted at the end of a long day from straining to hear or the lack of clarity in the conversations they so desperately want to hear.  Hearing loss has been called …

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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

In Hearing Loss by UpState Hearing Instruments

When you first realize you have a hearing loss, you may put off telling your loved ones, try to ignore your hearing loss, and hope it won’t impact your life. However, the way you talk about and disclose your hearing loss to family and friends will have a big impact on your quality of life and effect the social and …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

In Hearing Loss by UpState Hearing Instruments

When you have hearing loss, you may feel alone, but around 20% of the American population knows what you’re going through! Hearing loss is more common than you think, and you don’t have to feel alone. Hearing loss, however, can be a very isolating experience, and you and your family will suffer the consequences of your hearing loss. If you …