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Easterseals is a valuable resource in the community for persons and families facing physical or intellectual disabilities. Hearing loss is a prevalent and often overlooked disability, and The Easterseals Center for Better Hearing provides expert hearing care with the goal of improving a person’s quality of life so that they can engage with and enjoy the world around them. Successful treatment

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It doesn’t take much effort to convince yourself a problem will go away on its own. But what if ignoring your hearing loss can do more harm than just prevent you from hearing a knock on the door or the ring of the telephone? There’s good news! Most people with hearing loss can spring into better hearing with the use

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  World Hearing Day takes place each year from the WHO (World Health Organization) to raise awareness of how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and to promote ear and hearing care across the world.  This year, it takes place today, March 3, 2021.  The theme this year is:  Hearing care for ALL! Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate Good hearing is important

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Whether you have a hearing loss or not, watching the face of the speaker may help you better understand the conversation. Speech sounds correspond to different mouth positions, and our brain can link these two modes of communication.   People with hearing loss may find that they rely more heavily on lip reading and visual cues when speech is not clear. There is a noticeable improvement in understanding when they are face-to-face with someone than when the person is looking away

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Happy 2020! The new year is a time for reflection, looking at your life and determining persons throughout the U.S. with hearing loss, this is the time to finally do something about it. Most individuals with hearing loss will wait an average of seven years before seeking help. This is usually due to the fact that they don’t want to

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The Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust at the Main Street Community Foundation has allowed us to make a difference in the lives of Greater Southington seniors with hearing loss.  Recently, Dr. Annette Burton, director of the Easterseals Center for Better Hearing sat down with Pat from Plantsville and her sister to discuss her experience with the

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The Easterseals Center for Better Hearing has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust at the Main Street Community Foundation. The grant will provide qualifying residents of Southington, Marion, Milldale and Plantsville assistance with hearing technology. Most people are familiar with Easterseals as a valuable resource for persons and families facing

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Let’s face it, we live in a NOISY world and it is only getting noisier! You may ask yourself: “How do I protect my hearing from all these loud sounds?” or “What type of earplug should I use?” or “Where can I get something to block out this noise?” Here is some information to help you TUNE IN to the

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Almost all hearing aids these days come with some type of repair and/or loss and catastrophic damage coverage, from the manufacturer.  This coverage typically ranges from one to three years. The hearing aid manufacturer repair warranty covers repairs to the hearing aid that are performed by the manufacturer.  Sending a hearing aid to the manufacturer for repair typically takes up

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Though you might consider a discussion of hearing aids batteries to be mundane, it is amazing how frequently it comes up as a topic with our hearing aid patients.  The topic usually comes up due to a complaint or observation of very short battery life. The best way to store hearing aids in is their original packaging, or in a

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