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Now hear this! Masks interfere with our hearing devices - yoursun.com

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Now hear this! Masks interfere with our hearing devices - yoursun.comNow hear this! Masks interfere with our hearing devices - yoursun.comPosted: 20 Jun 2020 06:30 AM PDT Like most of us, I have been following the CDC guidelines to stay safe and healthy by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing of 6 feet.We folks with hearing loss cannot hear at 6 feet away. So, we hope no one wants to have a conversation with us at the grocery store.The masks do not help in that area either. Most of us with hearing loss need to read lips.The masks are a pain to those of us who wear hearing devices. We try to stretch the elastic bands over the ears to secure the mask. These elastic bands interfere with the tubing in hearing aids and with the devices themselves.When I pull the elastic bands over my cochlear implants, the implants fall off and the elastic bands get raveled in my hair. There I am with the implants on the floor – not daring to move my feet for fear of stepping on them and with the…

Better Speech and Hearing Month - WTOC

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Better Speech and Hearing Month - WTOCBetter Speech and Hearing Month - WTOCPosted: 06 May 2020 12:00 AM PDT "Typically, you know, a family member brings somebody in saying, you know, 'I've been noticing the TV's been turned up really loudly, and I can't stand walking in that room when they're watching TV,' or that they ask them a question, and the family member answers something totally off the wall that has nothing to do with what they asked," Doctor Timna said. "Slowly when you get hearing loss, you lose those soft sounds at a distance, so people are just used to asking by habit, you know, 'What do you want for dinner?' or, you know, 'Can you take out the garbage?' and some of that may be that they selectively didn't want to hear, but over time you realize you can't get away with doing some of those selectively distant conversations at home." You are subscribed to email updates from "audiology test"…

“'I Have NMOSD, Or Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder' - Women's Health” plus 1 more

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“'I Have NMOSD, Or Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder' - Women's Health” plus 1 more'I Have NMOSD, Or Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder' - Women's HealthPosted: 28 May 2020 11:01 PM PDTGetting married is an adventure and a step into the unknown for any couple. But when I married my partner, Bob, in 2007, neither one of us knew how very true both of those things were going to be for us.I was 20 years old and he was 23, and we had everything in front of us. As we talked about our life together, we worried about the typical things like jobs, finances, buying a house in Nashville, and future children.I was so not expecting the years-long health mystery that was headed our way, one that would completely reroute the course of our life.Ever since childhood, I suffered sporadic bursts of strange symptoms.Headaches, bouts of severe fatigue, and body aches would flare up at random. And in the fourth grade, doctors diagnosed me with

“Judge reduces bond for aggravated kidnapping suspect during a fifth bond hearing - The Killeen Daily Herald” plus 2 more

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“Judge reduces bond for aggravated kidnapping suspect during a fifth bond hearing - The Killeen Daily Herald” plus 2 moreJudge reduces bond for aggravated kidnapping suspect during a fifth bond hearing - The Killeen Daily HeraldDino Bucci pleads guilty to reduced charges in pay-to-play scheme - Iosco County News HeraldBond reduction denied for accused drunk driver involved in fatal crash - KSAT San AntonioJudge reduces bond for aggravated kidnapping suspect during a fifth bond hearing - The Killeen Daily HeraldPosted: 29 May 2020 12:00 PM PDT During separate hearings on motions to reduce bond this week, a Bell County judge reduced the bond for a man who has been in jail for more than three years on an aggravated kidnapping charge and threatened to raise the bond of another man accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 6. Both hearings were heard remotely in the 27th Judicial District Court with Judge John Gauntt presiding. Kidnapping case Derrick Lamont Bailey, 28, was booke…

“Searching for a unified support network as a family with multiple disabilities | Opinion - Tennessean” plus 3 more

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“Searching for a unified support network as a family with multiple disabilities | Opinion - Tennessean” plus 3 moreSearching for a unified support network as a family with multiple disabilities | Opinion - TennesseanBetter Hearing is Better Living Giveaway - News8000.com - WKBTUntreated hearing loss linked to higher health costs, more hospitalizations - KWQC-TV6Study charts developmental map of inner ear sound sensor in mice - Medical XpressSearching for a unified support network as a family with multiple disabilities | Opinion - TennesseanPosted: 29 May 2020 04:00 AM PDTAmy Chanin, Guest columnistPublished 6:00 a.m. CT May 29, 2020 As a mother of a son on the autism spectrum, I know the importance of raising awareness for Tennessee families impacted by disorders.Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee proclaimed March 2020 as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and we spent the entire month of April informing and educating during National Autism Awareness Month. In May, we hope to bring aware…

Fact check: PepsiCo pulls contentious BVO from Mountain Dew but it isn't a flame retardant - USA TODAY

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Fact check: PepsiCo pulls contentious BVO from Mountain Dew but it isn't a flame retardant - USA TODAYFact check: PepsiCo pulls contentious BVO from Mountain Dew but it isn't a flame retardant - USA TODAYPosted: 28 May 2020 07:06 AM PDTCLOSE A court has sided with the makers of Diet Dr Pepper after being accused of false advertising. Buzz60 The claim: Mountain Dew for years included a dangerous chemical that's also used as flame retardant. That ingredient has recently been removed. For years, claims have circulated on the internet that the lemon-lime soda Mountain Dew contains a dangerous additive called brominated vegetable oil that's also used as flame retardant.One particular Facebook post from April 2017 by user Betsy Ball Clark has racked up more than 1.1 million shares over the past three years. The post continued to be widely read and circulated in May of this year. "BVO is a toxic chemical that is banned in many countries because it competes with i…