Tag: face masks



Which Mask Is Easier on the Ears?

To determine how masks affected a person's ability to be understood while speaking, a researcher spoke to participants in four different mask styles: a surgical mask, a cloth mask with a filter, a cloth mask without a filter inserted, and a mask with a clear plastic insert.

ASHA Poll Results Show ‘Inaction’ On Hearing Loss

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) announced the release of new polling results that reveal a disconnect between the high value that Americans say they place on their hearing and their low willingness to be treated for any hearing loss. The findings are being made public in tandem with the launch of a new public service announcement (PSA) campaign—Act Now on Hearing—as the nation recognizes Better Hearing & Speech Month this May.

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Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Researchers examining the link between hearing loss and lifestyle factors believe that hearing healthcare has an important role in diabetes care and management. And now the American Diabetes Association, the CDC, and others are starting to agree…

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ASHA Notes Challenge to Hearing Impaired Wearing Masks

As government and public health officials increasingly recommend the practice of wearing two masks to help protect against new and more contagious variants of COVID-19, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) announced that it is encouraging the public to be aware of the undue challenges that this measure will pose to people who are deaf or hard of hearing—and to take some simple steps to make communication more effective for the roughly 48 million Americans with hearing loss.

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