Monthly Archives: February 2016

How to Support Someone with Hearing Loss

Hint: Be the Mother of Invention—Like Edison’s Mom Thomas Edison had hearing loss from a very young age. Edison viewed his hearing loss as an asset: it allowed him to be alone with his thoughts. For Edison this was a good … Continue reading

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Thomas Edison and Living with Hearing Loss

Living with hearing loss can have an isolating effect. When we cannot hear others, we tend to withdraw. Oddly enough, that very factor of withdrawal was something Thomas Edison, inventor extraordinaire, counted on. Silence became his happy, productive place. It … Continue reading

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Smart Hearing Thanks National Inventor’s Day

Let us pause today to thank Jack Kilby. Mr. Kilby filed for a patent on February 6, 1959. His thought was that he could integrate the elements of a circuit on as few materials as possible. Mr. Kilby’s invention, the … Continue reading

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3 Myths that Keep You from Better Hearing

There are always a lot of reasons we don’t take action. Sometimes we delay taking action because of myths we have believed. Hearing loss has its own set myths. Don’t let these myths keep you from seeking hearing help in 2016. … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day and Keeping Connections

In the end, it’s our connections that count. Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray) learned this in the 1993 film Groundhog Day. Some say Phil Connors must have spent more than 10 years reliving February 2. We know Phil became … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Support Friends and Family with Hearing Loss

Now that the new year is well underway, give a thought to those friends living with hearing loss. Hearing loss is largely invisible, easily misunderstood and quickly forgotten by others. Maybe 2016 is the year you make it easier for those … Continue reading

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