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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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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Buying Sunglasses? Read This First

WHAT LSH WANTS YOU TO KNOW: Not all sunglasses are created equal, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) reports. It’s all about the UV protection. The choices are endless, but there’s only one really important consideration, and it has nothing to do with price or brand names. The AAO wants...

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Meet Nancy Ruyter

Soon after Nancy Ruyter was born, she developed pyloric spasms and her left eye totally crossed. Her parents knew she would need an operation to correct it. “They thought I should wait till I was a teenager to get the operation,” Nancy told us, “but by the time I was 5 or 6 they...

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