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Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunion

In Community, Tips & Tricks by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Holiday season is here and we want to wish you and yours a happy and healthy season! This year, family gatherings are going online and celebrating is going to look a little different. If you are planning your first online family gathering, here are a few things to keep in mind for an excellent event everyone can enjoy. Make a Plan, Set a Schedule While it may seem like less planning to stage an online …

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Enjoying the Holidays with Hearing Loss

In Community, Family and Relationships, hearing loss, Tips & Tricks by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

The holidays are almost here, and you’ve already started decorating. You’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, and Christmas is just around the corner. Whether you’ve invited the whole family for dinner, or are joining the celebration at your daughter’s house, the holidays are bound to get a bit loud. Are you worried about your hearing loss during the holiday weekend? If you’re struggling to hear and have a hard time with conversations, here are some …

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Protect Your Family’s Hearing this 4th of July

In Community, hearing loss, Tips & Tricks by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Fourth of July celebrations are right around the corner, and you’re looking forward to firing up the BBQ, enjoying the parade, and taking your family out to watch the fireworks in the evening. While this is one of the most exciting holidays of the year, don’t forget it’s also one of the loudest and could be affecting you more than you think. Fireworks might dazzle your eyes, but they could be doing irreparable damage to …

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Communication For All: Better Speech and Hearing Month this May

In Communication, Community, hearing loss, Lifestyle by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Every May the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association brings attention to communication issues with Better Speech and Hearing Month. Over the course of four weeks ASHA promotes health awareness initiatives. This year, the motto for Better Speech and Hearing Month is “Communication for All” and at HearCare Rhode Island, we couldn’t agree more.  We’re committed to helping people better understand hearing loss and connect with solutions that improve their lives. Let’s focus on one of this year’s …

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Tips for Enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner with Hearing Loss

In Communication, Community, Family and Relationships, hearing loss, News by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

We’re rapidly approaching the holiday season, with Thanksgiving just about a week away. As with most holidays, Thanksgiving is a time to catch up with family and loved ones. For those of us with hearing loss, it may bring up a few stressors due to the busy-ness and noise of the festivities. Here, we offer a few tips for enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with hearing loss – both for those who experience hearing loss and those …

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6 Habits That May be Harming Your Hearing

In Communication, Community, Family and Relationships, hearing loss, News, Prevention by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

When it comes to understanding hearing damage, most people know that they should protect their hearing in when loud environments. While that’s certainly true, many things that harm our hearing go unrecognized – so oftentimes people don’t even realize their hearing could be impacted. Here are 6 common behaviors that can result in permanent hearing damage.Habit #1: Using a Hair DryerFortunately for everyone, stylish hair doesn’t cause hearing loss – but frequent use of loud …

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Tips for Holidays with Hearing Aids

In Communication, Community, Family and Relationships, hearing aids, hearing loss by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Tips for Holidays with Hearing Aids The holidays are synonymous with friends, family and often, an overabundance of food. Parties and celebration also generally go hand in hand with the holiday season. Whether sitting around a dinner table salivating while someone carves a turkey or heading to your favorite bar to meet some friends, the holidays usually involve quite a few friends, good times and lots of conversations. Hearing loss should not get in the …