This year is pretty much a write-off, and it’s affected people throughout Florida in different ways. Job layoffs, separation from family and friends, the cancellation of events that make life exciting … and the list goes on.
And if you have a hearing loss, these circumstances can be even more challenging.
That’s why I want to end the year on a high note this holiday season. Make someone’s day and turn their life around, while raising awareness of hearing loss at the same time.
So throughout November, I’m running a brand-new competition, “Hear for the Holidays,” where one deserving person will receive a complimentary pair of hearing aids!
This will ensure that one member of our community will receive the hearing help they deserve in time for the holidays and beyond.
How Can You Enter?
You can participate in “Hear for the Holidays” by nominating someone who you feel could benefit from new technology.
It might be your friend, a loved one, or a co-worker who has a hearing challenge. This is the perfect opportunity to make a difference in their life if they are selected as our winner.
Simply head to our website and complete the short form. All I need are a few details about your nominee and why they deserve this fabulous prize.
The competition closes at the end of November. Soon after, I’ll contact the deserving person to let them know that they’ve won this life-changing opportunity.
Following a comprehensive hearing assessment, they will be fit with their new devices, so they’re ready for the holidays. Good luck!
Updates from The Office
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We are still implementing strict safety precautions in order to keep everyone safe. This means masks, distancing, and hand washing.
For all the latest hearing health advice, check out Hearing Help with Dr. Michelle on YouTube.
There’s been lots of buzz about the new ReSound ONE hearing aids. A select handful of our patients are currently trialing them. We’ll let you know how they perform when the trial ends, so stay tuned!
Our team is extremely diverse! Jessica and Sonia were born and raised in Homestead, Florida. Miroslena (Caribbean), Michael (North East), Edward (Caribbean), and I (Mid-west) are all south Florida transplants. Our diversity brings a myriad of Thanksgiving diversity as well.
Since my husband’s family and my family are not near us, our family has built a tradition of traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday season. This year, those plans will change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We may be spending a quiet Thanksgiving poolside.
We enjoy our patients and thank each and every one of you for your thoughtfulness. Your kind words, your gifts, and your presence remind us why we love what we do! As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to take a moment to say that we are thankful for you. We wish you and your family an amazing Thanksgiving and upcoming holiday season!
Six Great Tips to Help Hearing Aid Users
When Wearing Face Masks
While face masks are doing their job of controlling the spread of the virus, they are also creating some communication issues for hearing aid wearers.
Consumer Reports recently published a fantastic article that’s filled with advice on how to improve communication skills during these challenging times.
If you wear hearing aids, these tips should make life much easier. Be sure to:
- Ask people to speak slowly and clearly – this will produce better results than when someone raises their voice and fails to enunciate their sentences.
- Stand face to face when talking – as long as you stay six feet apart, experts suggest eye contact can be very helpful during conversations.
- Find the right mask – although clear face masks are useful for lip reading, research has shown that cloth and surgical masks can make sounds easier to interpret.
- Adjust your hearing aids – they can be altered to help with these interactions; feel free to give me a call if you need assistance.
- Try out a transcription app – smartphone apps, such as Dragon or Google Live, will reproduce speech that you can read back.
- Make meetings virtual – use your hearing aids as a tool to let you stream sounds via your smartphone, tablet, or computer, so you don’t lose touch with others.