How to be Truly Happy and Cope with Hearing Loss

How to be Truly Happy and Cope with Hearing Loss

Have you ever had this happen to you? You're talking to a new friend, getting to know them, and you miss what they're saying for a second. Naturally, you ask them to repeat themselves,. But then it happens again and again! Eventually, you are sweating, staring and nodding awkwardly in hopes that they never notice. If you've been losing your sense of hearing, you know how significant an impact this has on your life. Hearing loss doesn't only affect you physically, it affects you emotionally. You can feel helpless, depressed, and even angry! I want to let you know that what you're feeling is ok. The reactions you're having are normal. But if you're going to transition from frustrated to a happy senior lifestyle, you will have to face these feelings. How to Start Stop Hiding Your Feelings Hearing loss can feel like you've lost an essential part of yourself, and the truth is you have. Denying or sugar-coating this profound loss will not...
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A Caption Service that Helps Those with Hearing Loss

A Caption Service that Helps Those with Hearing Loss

As we age, hearing becomes more difficult especially over the phone. It is exhausting to ask someone to keep repeating themselves. Sometimes, having phone conversations doesn’t seem worth it and many even give up. ClearCaptions is a certified captioning service through the FCC with equipment funded through Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It works like closed captioning works on television programs with subtitles where the captions are provided in real-time. Qualified individuals with certification from a healthcare professional are eligible for the free service as they must have a clear issue with hearing and speaking over the telephone. Seniors who get the service can have it on their cell phone or as a landline installation. A specialist assists with installing it and provides a tutorial on how to use it with ongoing customer support provided after installation. To get started, all that needs to be done is to create an account on the ClearCaptions website. If you think you qualify...
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Are You Suffering from Hearing Loss?

Are You Suffering from Hearing Loss?

As we get older, we start to suffer from hearing loss which makes it difficult to talk on the phone to family, friends and many others. Sometimes we wonder if there is any way to read what people are saying so we don’t have to keep asking them to repeat what they have said. OurSeniors.net is happy to inform you that ClearCaptions is an Appoved Vendor that provides FREE captions of telephone conversations on a landline or mobile phone. To qualify for the free service, a healthcare professional such as an audiologist must provide a certification of hearing loss. The certification is a form that must be filled out that states the need for the free service. Once you get the certification, all you need to do is create a ClearCaptions account on their website and reach out to the company to have customer support install the device for you. A tutorial is provided on how to use it and ongoing customer...
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Real-time phone captioning by ClearCaptions

Real-time phone captioning by ClearCaptions

Are you or a loved one suffering from hearing loss or do you have challenges talking over the phone? ClearCaptions provides a real-time phone captioning service, completely free to individuals who are suffering from hearing loss! This service is paid for by Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act through a fund administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC is dedicated to creating equal communication opportunities for people with recognized hearing loss. At no cost, ClearCaptions is offering a simple and innovative solution to qualifying seniors! This service was created for individuals who have been medically recognized as hearing impaired. ClearCaptions has been vetted by our team at OurSeniors.net and can be found in our Directory of Approved Vendors. They continuously support and fulfill the needs of our community by honoring the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and through their spectacular service. For more information click here or contact ClearCaptions by phone at 386-210-9844. For information about any senior-related...
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Signs of Hearing Loss

Signs of Hearing Loss

The loss of hearing is typical in older adults and affects one in every three seniors in the United States. Hearing loss can be inherited or caused by an injury that results in damage to the ear. However, older adults will experience hearing loss as they gradually age, this type of hearing loss is called presbycusis. Presbycusis slowly sneaks upon an individual making it hard to notice that they are suffering from hearing loss. Signs that you may have hearing loss: Absent in conversations Asking others to speak up or slow down while speaking constantly Avoiding social settings Difficulty understanding consonants Hard time comprehending what a person is trying to say in a crowd setting Dull speech and sounds Raising the volume of electronics up high in order to hear Tough time having a conversation over the phone If you or a loved one are experiencing hearing loss and are having difficulties communicating over the phone ClearCaptions can help, at no cost!...
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Seniors and Hearing Loss

Seniors and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting senior adults. Approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have some difficulty hearing. Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor's advice, to respond to warnings, and to hear doorbells and alarms. It can also make it hard to enjoy talking with friends and family. Partial or complete deafness can be crippling in one important area: telephone conversations. This can be a major problem, even a great danger, to seniors who depend on telephone communication for everyday tasks. One of the OurSeniors.net Family of Approved Vendors and partners has a solution to this problem. ClearCaptions is an FCC-certified telephone captioning provider whose service is paid for through the Americans with Disabilities Act. ClearCaptions offers real-time phone captioning that allows you to see a text version of every word said during a...
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Meet ClearCaptions, a Solution to Telephone Communication Challenges

Meet ClearCaptions, a Solution to Telephone Communication Challenges

Hearing loss is one of the challenges that confronts many seniors. In many circumstances, there are ways to overcome this problem, but telephone conversations remain a difficult issue. A member of the OurSeniors.net Family, ClearCaptions, may have the solution to your telephone needs. If you are experiencing hearing loss that inhibits your phone use, you may qualify to receive a ClearCaptions phone at no cost to you. This device offers real-time phone captioning that allows you to see every word said on the call. ClearCaptions is certified by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) as a certified telephone captioning provider. This captioning service is paid for through funds from the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is no cost to qualified individuals whose hearing loss inhibits their phone use, so check this out. You can contact ClearCaptions by phone at 386-210-9844. If you have difficulty doing this yourself because of hearing impairment, have a friend do it or go to the ClearCaptions page...
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