Still Honoring Veterans

I’ve always thought it appropriate that Veterans Day is followed closely by Thanksgiving. Here at LSH, we are so thankful for our veterans, active military and their service to our country. Last week we celebrated Veterans Day, a special day when we paid our respects to those who have served in...

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Remembering OUR Veterans at LSH

When I think about the people I want to honor on Veterans Day, I don’t have to look far. Right here at LSH, on our own Board of Directors, we have a wonderful example in our Vice President, Scott Quinlan. Scott joined the Army at 19 and served six years of military service just before the first...

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What Can Owls Teach Us This Halloween?

Happy Halloween! With that yearly spook-fest called Halloween nearly upon us, it seems appropriate to talk about owls, which have long been associated with all things spooky, along with spiders, black cats, witches and goblins. But rather than run in fright from the idea of an owl at night, I...

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#LoveYourEyes on World Sight Day 2021

Today is World Sight Day 2021 and I wanted to share 10 tips so you can carry out this year’s theme “Love Your Eyes.” According to the World Health Organization at least 1 billion people have a visual impairment that could have been prevented or hasn’t been addressed. Visual impairment affects so...

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BAD APPLE

This week I was going to tell you about Apple’s strong history of accessibility features, specifically how to turn AirPods into hearing aids. This amazing technology is easy to set up (see our article with four easy steps) and will help many people with hearing loss. Unfortunately, Apple’s strong...

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Sight Improving? That may not be a Good Sign!

You’d think that if your vision suddenly gets better, it’s a good thing — right? Well, sadly, no. The truth is that if you have poor eyesight and there’s an unexpected improvement it could be a sign that you have diabetes. I know, how does this even make sense? Actually, it’s pretty straight...

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Don’t Turn a Deaf Ear on ZOOM

Last week I talked about Zoom, and the ways it can affect your vision. This week I’m highlighting how Zoom or other video calls can be difficult for deaf or hard of hearing participants. Zoom meetings can be a great source of frustration for deaf workers, as we pointed out in our blog post...

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Going Electric

A few years back, one of our clients told us a scary story. Ramona Jensen was getting out of her car and, because she couldn’t hear well, she was unaware of an approaching truck. The driver barely stopped in time to avoid hitting her. You can read Ramona’s story here.   I thought...

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Medicare Survey Results

Last week I asked you to complete a short survey about Medicare and the proposed expansion of benefits, including sight and hearing benefits. I am updating you on the initial results of our survey; we’ll keep you posted on this critical issue. Our first survey question had an overwhelming...

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Can Diabetes Cause Hearing Loss?

We know that diabetes can seriously impact vision, but studies show that loss of hearing is more than twice as likely to occur in people with diabetes as well. This article in Diathrive will explain the possible relationship between diabetes and hearing loss. Here are some signs that you or a...

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