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How to Fall Asleep with Tinnitus

Years ago, someone told me the damage to a veteran’s hearing begins the first day they fire a weapon. For prior or current military members, that day almost always comes shortly after the first time they don a uniform. Even with proper hearing protection, a small explosion right next to your head is going to […]

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How to Prepare for a Hearing Aid Appointment

If you’ve decided it’s time to try hearing aids, pat yourself on the back. It’s a decision that often takes years for people to make and is a big step forward—but it’s not the only step. Once you have scheduled an appointment with a hearing healthcare professional, there are few more things you should consider […]

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5 Reasons to Give Hearing Aids Another Try

Hearing aids are very personal and can often seem complicated. Since every individual’s hearing loss and subsequent needs are unique, getting hearing aids “just right” the first time can be a challenge. Veterans can become frustrated with the process and may give up a little too soon. We’ve all heard the following reasons why people […]

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Mindful Breathing for Veterans

You’ve trained for the harshest conditions. You can survive for weeks with barely any food and stay alive for days with little water, but you can only live a matter of minutes without air. Breathing is so important that your body does it automatically—which is why we usually don’t think about it. However, becoming aware […]

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A No-Cost* Hearing Loss Solution for Veterans

If you’re like over 1.1 million veterans, you have some degree of hearing loss, which can make talking on the telephone extremely frustrating, if not impossible. Fortunately, there is a solution! What is it? It’s a Hamilton CapTel® captioned telephone. A captioned telephone works like any other phone and it displays captions so you can listen […]

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Meet Your Veteran Service Officer

Many veterans face a variety of challenges after leaving the military – all of which can have a profound effect on their families in one way or another. While unemployment, homelessness or mental health issues1 are some of the more “high profile” concerns we often hear about, transition challenges, such as writing a resumé or going […]

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What’s That Sound? It Could Be Tinnitus

Do you regularly hear buzzing or ringing in your ears? If so, you may have tinnitus…. and you’re not alone. What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus (pronounced tin-ni-tus) is a fancy word for “noise in the ears,” which is typically a ringing or buzzing.  According to the Veterans Administration (VA), tinnitus is the number one service-connected health […]

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Why Hire Veterans?

Today many veterans face unemployment or underemployment after leaving the military. Some companies avoid hiring veterans because they mistakenly believe the stereotypes and assume most veterans have lingering issues or a “rigid and uncompromising” military posture that may raise unwarranted doubts in the workplace. Hiring managers may also underestimate the value of veterans because they […]

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Is a Service Dog the Right Choice for You?

Dogs have been man’s – and woman’s – best friend for hundreds of years. But service dogs take that friendship to an entirely new level. Service dogs have been active in society for decades to give people with a wide range of disabilities a more active and independent lifestyle. In the past, a service dog […]

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Tips for Talking with Veterans (or anybody else) with Hearing Loss

Learning better ways to communicate with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can benefit everyone. However, when it comes to veterans with hearing loss, the standard operating procedures may have a slight twist. That’s because many veterans have multiple health issues that can impact their hearing loss and create situations that call for […]

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