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How hearing loss & dementia relate!

How hearing loss was magnified during the pandemic by the wearing of masks.

Did you know that hearing loss is an early sign of dementia?

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June is Alzheimer's and brain awareness month and there's a push to identify potential signs of Alzheimer's at its earliest stages.

Masks are unmasking what many people didn’t realize: They have hearing loss

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Only a few months into the pandemic, Jenny Weathers, 58, stared at the mask covering her son’s mouth and came to a harsh realization.

“I couldn’t hear and I realized I was relying subconsciously on reading lips,” she said.
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Masks are unmasking what many people didn’t realize: They have hearing loss

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Only a few months into the pandemic, Jenny Weathers, 58, stared at the mask covering her son’s mouth and came to a harsh realization.

“I couldn’t hear and I realized I was relying subconsciously on reading lips,” she said.
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Masks are unmasking what many people didn’t realize: They have hearing loss

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Only a few months into the pandemic, Jenny Weathers, 58, stared at the mask covering her son’s mouth and came to a harsh realization.

“I couldn’t hear and I realized I was relying subconsciously on reading lips,” she said.
Read More

Not just for COVID-19: Masks helped some detect hearing loss

The West Volusia Beacon

Hearing aids are just for old people, right? That’s at least what southwest Volusia County resident Jenny Weathers thought until the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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18 May, 2022 "... I was relying subconsciously on reading lips ..." This is why so many people have trouble understanding overdubbing on foreign films. Especially true on Netflix where the overdubbing doesn't match the subtitling of the speaking.

Learning About Hearing Loss

Beltone in the news! Learning more about hearing loss and what changes when wearing a mask. The inability to read lips due to the mask has heightened awareness to the fact that people are struggling with hearing loss and didn’t even know it!