Pandemic Is Hard on the Hard of Hearing

Isolation takes its toll. During the pandemic, many seniors have become isolated from their family and peers. According to the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), older adults who have been successful hearing aid users may be using their hearing aids less because they feel there is no one to...

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Do You Need Relief From Blue Light?

This pandemic has been a disaster for so many businesses — but some are actually thriving.   In that second group, count the manufacturers of blue light-blocking glasses.   Before the pandemic, many of us were already spending way too much time in front of screens — but now...

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How Pandemic Stress Can Harm Your Eyesight

Effects range from mild discomfort to vision loss. Doctors of optometry in Colorado have launched a September awareness initiative on the impact of stress on eyesight and eye health. “The long-term stress individuals and families are experiencing this year has the potential to impact eye health in...

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September Is Deaf Awareness Month

To celebrate, three-day virtual concert will benefit California School for the Deaf.   From Sept.18 to 20, performers from across the Coachella Valley and beyond will come together to present “Cabaret Cares” online via Facebook, the Desert Sun reports. To help commemorate Deaf...

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Blindness Won’t Keep Her Off the Court

She can’t see the ball, but she can hear it. She reached her senior year at Clintonville High School in Wisconsin without the experience of playing on a sports team. But though she is blind, Shayna Wederath still wanted to try. Then a friend mentioned that the school’s tennis team...

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It’s Hot Out There!

Let’s face it: we’re pretty lucky here in California, especially near the coast. When we complain about the weather, some of my friends who live in the snowbound Middle West or the steamy-humid South start shaking their heads. They may have a point. I know at least one person who lost...

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New Blood Test Can Detect Hearing Loss

Simple test, developed in Canada, is a first. With what is believed to be the first test of its kind, scientists at Sunnybrook University in Toronto have demonstrated a way to detect hearing disorders using a simple blood test. “Over 600 million people have hearing loss worldwide,” said Dr....

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