3 Hearing Aid Care Tips for Summer

hearing aid care tips

Today marks the official start of summer, which means the potential for hot weather, outdoor sporting activities, beach days and barbecues.

How will your delicate hearing devices cope with all the added demands? Do you know how to care for your hearing aids come rain or shine?

Here are our top tips to keeping your hearing aids in good condition, whatever your summer has in store for you.

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Simon Ollert to host second soccer camp for children with hearing loss

Young soccer fans with hearing loss will have another opportunity to train with a leading deaf soccer player, during the second soccer camp with Simon Ollert, hosted by Phonak.

Ollert, a 20-year-old soccer player with profound hearing loss and the only professional soccer player with profound hearing loss in any German-speaking country, has teamed up with Phonak for the camp in Germany this summer.

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Father and son find strength through hardships, inspire thousands

father and son with hearing loss gain strength through hardship

Juan Wilson is strong.

As a father, police officer and motivational speaker, Juan’s days consist of helping people, which requires a lot of strength. His herculean build and inspirational words embolden the more than 22,000 people who follow him on Instagram, as they turn to him to learn how to become the best version of themselves.

But despite his bold appearance and powerful fan base, Juan says it’s his 12-year-old son, Elijah, who gives him the most strength to take on each day.

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6 Father’s Day Gifts for Dads with Hearing Loss

gifts for dads with hearing loss

Does your Dad struggle to hear the television or hear the doorbell when it rings? Is he avoiding answering the phone or making calls? It is possible that he may be experiencing hearing loss.

Hearing loss can be a sensitive subject and the person with the hearing loss may not yet recognize or acknowledge that loss. Even for people with a longstanding hearing loss, they might not like to talk about how it is affecting them; but, a thoughtful gift this Father’s Day could show them you care and understand.

Here are 6 Father’s Day Gifts for Dads with Hearing Loss:

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Deaf NFL player Derrick Coleman comes back as a Falcon

Deaf NFL player derrick coleman

Derrick Coleman, the NFL’s first legally deaf offensive player, is coming back to the field as a fullback for the Atlanta Falcons.

Coleman first gained recognition during his time with the Seattle Seahawks from 2012 to 2015, when he was part of their Superbowl-winning season. He returns to the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons, as a replacement for Pro Bowl fullback Patrick DiMarco, according to ESPN, and is currently participating in their minicamp.

Coleman has been wearing hearing aids since he was four-years-old. He says he uses hearing aids and lip-reading to communicate on the field.

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