ZOOM: Blessing or Curse?

I have a bit if a love-hate relationship with the whole ZOOM phenomenon. In many ways it has been a blessing during the pandemic. Meeting via ZOOM is definitely not the same as meeting in person, but it’s allowed millions of kids to (sort of) keep up with their school work, and millions more...

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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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“I Cut Out the Middle Man.”

Once upon a time, Thomas Le worked for a hearing aid manufacturer. When the company moved out of the state, Thomas had an idea. He could order the devices wholesale and distribute them in California. About 10 years ago, he began working with LSH. “I came up with an idea,” he told us....

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Will Hearing Aids Ever Be Hip?

That’s the question New York Times health columnist Jane Brody asks this week. She points out that two-thirds of Americans aged 70 and older “have clinically relevant hearing loss,” according to the Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, and reminds us that unaddressed...

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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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Keys, Phone, Wallet . . . and Mask – AGAIN!

Covid-19 has been difficult for all of us but future LSH clients and others struggling with Sight and Hearing issues, it has had extra challenges. Muffled voices through masks add a layer of difficulty for those with sight issues and for friends in the Deaf community, who have had a hard time...

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