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Can hearing loss make you less empathic?

Can hearing loss make you less empathic?

When we think of using our hearing aids, we tend to think of clarity, loudness and sensitivity. We home in on hearing the words spoken to us clearly, so that we can respond in kind. However, a recent study reports on an important question for those who experience hearing loss: is it enough just to hear words, or do […]

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Why social support is crucial for those with hearing loss

Why social support is crucial for those with hearing loss

When we think of using our hearing aids, we tend to think of clarity, loudness and sensitivity. We home in on hearing the words spoken to us clearly, so that we can respond in kind. However, a recent study reports on an important question for those who experience hearing loss: is it enough just to hear words, or do […]

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Why I am grateful for my children’s hearing loss

Why I am grateful for my children’s hearing loss

When we think of using our hearing aids, we tend to think of clarity, loudness and sensitivity. We home in on hearing the words spoken to us clearly, so that we can respond in kind. However, a recent study reports on an important question for those who experience hearing loss: is it enough just to hear words, or do […]

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Why I was born at the perfect time to have a hearing loss

Why I was born at the perfect time to have a hearing loss

When we think of using our hearing aids, we tend to think of clarity, loudness and sensitivity. We home in on hearing the words spoken to us clearly, so that we can respond in kind. However, a recent study reports on an important question for those who experience hearing loss: is it enough just to hear words, or do […]

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Ask Anna: What phone should my hard of hearing parents use?

Ask Anna: What phone should my hard of hearing parents use?

When we think of using our hearing aids, we tend to think of clarity, loudness and sensitivity. We home in on hearing the words spoken to us clearly, so that we can respond in kind. However, a recent study reports on an important question for those who experience hearing loss: is it enough just to hear words, or do […]

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