The Hearing Loss Association of America estimates that around 20% of Americans (around 48 million people) experience some form of hearing loss. In fact, it’s so common that one in three people will experience hearing loss by age 65. No matter how old you are, hearing loss is definitely nothing to feel bad about – and it shouldn’t keep you from living your life, either.
Listen Up: 3 Must-Have Technology Tools for Hearing Loss Read more
Talking on the Phone Can Positively Affect Health Read more
It’s no secret that talking on the phone with friends and family can be a great source of happiness – and even the most mundane, task-oriented calls give us a sense of connection and control over our lives. Without this daily social connection, people with hearing loss can be at risk for chronic sadness or depression.
Binoculars For Your Ears: Improve Your Listening Experience with Assistive Listening Devices Read more
From theaters and restaurants to busy office environments and even relaxing in your own living room, background noise can make it tough to hear what’s being said. If you have hearing loss, it can make it nearly impossible.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) can help enhance your listening experience. They’re available for all degrees of hearing loss, from mild to profound, and for many types of listening situations. They are sometimes described as “binoculars for the ears.”
5 Helpful Ways to Stay Connected and Healthy Read more
Do you ever feel "off" on days when you haven't been able to connect with friends and family? There’s a good reason for that.
Studies continue to reveal the many benefits of social interaction at any age – but especially to help us live happier (and healthier) as we grow older. In fact, staying connected can help boost your immune system, decrease blood pressure and even keep depression, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer at bay.
5 Common Myths About Hearing Loss Read more
The old woman with the horn in her ear. The old man yelling “What did you say?!” in the park. They could both be characters in a Greek mythology-style tale about hearing loss through the ages – but the truth is, hearing loss is an incredibly common issue in America. It transcends all ages and stereotypes. And it’s time we started separating the facts from the myths.
How to Improve Relationships Amid Hearing Loss Read more
Living with hearing loss? Then to a certain degree, so are your family, friends and coworkers. Don’t put your relationships at risk. When it comes to hearing loss, communication and conversation are even more pivotal to your relationships. It’s important to take the steps to ensure you can engage with the people you love without frustration or miscommunication.
Five Signs of Hearing Loss Read more
Think you might have hearing loss? It’s much more common than you might think. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, it’s the third most common physical condition behind arthritis and heart disease.
In fact, according to the HLAA, nearly one in every three American adults over the age of 65 experiences hearing loss in some capacity. No matter how old you are, early detection is key. Ready to take our test?
Fun Ways to Stay Connected to Your Grandkids Read more
There are so many great things about having grandkids! It seems as if we can’t get enough of their laughter, energy and enthusiasm – not to mention those bear hugs. But did you know they’re also healthy for us, too?
Studies show that time spent with grandchildren can help ward off depression and dementia, boost your immune system and even add years to your life. Even if you don’t see your grandkids often, you can still keep up with them across the miles.
Here are four fun ways to use technology to stay connected to your grandchildren.
Assistance with Hearing Loss Read more
Don't be in the dark about hearing loss.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 15 percent of American adults (over 37.5 million people) report some trouble hearing. And by age 65, nearly 25 pecent of people have disabling hearing loss.
Thanks to advances in technology, there are a number of devices that can help make daily life easier than ever before.
Sprint Wins Bronze Telly Award for Heartfelt “My Sprint CapTel” Commercial Read more
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – August 17, 2016 – Sprint (NYSE: S) proudly announced today that the Telly Awards named it as a Bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for its commercial titled “My Sprint CapTel.” The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.
Sprint CapTel (Captioned Telephone) is a service designed to help individuals with a hearing loss. CapTel phones have a built-in screen to display everything being said by your caller in text. The award-winning video features a series of testimonials from customers who share how Sprint CapTel service has impacted their lives by helping them reconnect with family, friends, and business associates and gain confidence talking over the phone.