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It’s time to increase hearing awareness. According to a Johns Hopkins study, 1 in 5 Americans has hearing loss. Each Tuesday, join Teresa Barnes, RN “Your Hearing Awareness Business Expert” to explore what’s needed in the market place for consumers and employees, as she interviews a variety of specialists with real-life experiences. As a business owner, if you would like greater revenue, retention, productivity, inclusion, ADA 2010 communication disorder compliance, and overall better health for your team, this podcast is for you.

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Sound Advice: A Hearing Friendly Business Podcast Teresa Barnes RN

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It’s time to increase hearing awareness. According to a Johns Hopkins study, 1 in 5 Americans has hearing loss. Each Tuesday, join Teresa Barnes, RN “Your Hearing Awareness Business Expert” to explore what’s needed in the market place for consumers and employees, as she interviews a variety of specialists with real-life experiences. As a business owner, if you would like greater revenue, retention, productivity, inclusion, ADA 2010 communication disorder compliance, and overall better health for your team, this podcast is for you.

Learn More: http://bit.ly/hearcommunicationHOME

    Communication Solutions to Serve The 20% with Hearing Loss. Both Boomers and Gen X, too.

    Communication Solutions to Serve The 20% with Hearing Loss. Both Boomers and Gen X, too.

    Yes, our episode is a bit shorter. Let us know how you are enjoying Sound Advice: Hearing Friendly Business Podcast. Is calling out to both those with hearing loss about foods to eat, what to ask for as someone with hearing loss and how as a millenial manager you can gain and retain your employees with increased productivity with 5 Simple Suggestions. Also, have you ever wondered what to do about unused hearing aids? Listen to find out or review shownotes and a transcript.

    • 7 min
    Why Become Hearing Loss Inclusive and Equality Aware

    Why Become Hearing Loss Inclusive and Equality Aware

    Listening is a key to success, yet 20% of the population has ears that are broken with hearing loss according to a Johns Hopkins Study. This extrapolation is 65 million Americans, which most are in the workplace or in school. And, no matter if you have great hearing, hearing loss, or another unseen disability this can affect effective communication.

    Five Free Tips for How to Improve Your Community to Become Hearing Loss Equality and Inclusion Aware. Plus, how to prevent hearing loss, retain employees and customers, and little side notes of humorous education and entertainment from Teresa Barnes, RN who has been hard of hearing (HOH) since birth and wants to see changes made in the next decade so no child is left behind with unaccommodated hearing loss and workers have equality in public and private sectors for HOH individuals.

    • 13 min
    How to Help People with Hearing Loss and Tips to Function if You Have It

    How to Help People with Hearing Loss and Tips to Function if You Have It

    Listen to get tips on how to communicate with the 20% with hearing loss. What other health issues not addressing hearing health are caused by nerve interactions or lack of stimulation? Wives how you can encourage your man to wear hearing aids and communication skills to reduce communication conflict. Have you ever considered whether a mass shooter man without workplace accommodations for even mild hearing loss and bullied by other employees/students? Sign Up for Hearing Loss Equality and Inclusion Training for Leaders on Barnes Communication Solutions.com or reach out to other social media sources.

    • 28 min
    Why Tell Others That You Have a Hearing Loss, Especially for Sports Enthusiast

    Why Tell Others That You Have a Hearing Loss, Especially for Sports Enthusiast

    Hearing loss is an invisible disability that affects the way one listens and can hear warning sounds on the ski slopes, on pickleball courts, tandem biking or even hiking on a trail. We have Has A Hearing Loss Decals and clothing available for those who have the courage to let other see that they have a hearing loss for greater inclusion and diversity. After all one should not be called a "moron" like I was just because they did not hear what was said and made fun of on Facebook. It's hurtful and there is no reason to bullies others at school especially at the high school level just because you do not know what to do. Take Hearing Loss Equality and Inclusion Training to Erase Your Ignorance on this health and social topic.

    • 12 min
    National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Hearing Awareness Month

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Hearing Awareness Month

    Did you know October is National Disability Employment Month? I think most of us have been so consumed with Breast Cancer Awareness that proved very profitable to Komen's Sister, however it is only 1 in 8 women that get breast cancer and it's 1 in 5 with hearing loss according to a Johns Hopkins Study. And, most of the survivors of breast cancer have had so many ototoxic medications that even though they are survivors they now have hearing loss.

    Listen to hear all about what the ADA laws are for communication disabilities and how you can retain these valuable employees.

    Let come up with a silver and gold always worn wristband for Deaf/HOH with the Hearing Friendly Symbol.

    Get your workplace environment more equal and inclusive for the all disabilities. We with disabilities are grateful for the chance to work. An most of our accommodations are minor. Especially compared to an ADA Lawsuit. HearCommunications has a team to serve your needs.

    • 30 min
    New Mindset for Hearing Loss and Technology with Special Guest Jeff Szmanda. Using the Hexagon Screwdriver Principle for a Greater Fit

    New Mindset for Hearing Loss and Technology with Special Guest Jeff Szmanda. Using the Hexagon Screwdriver Principle for a Greater Fit

    Today's guest is Jeffrey Szmanda: Founder of Each Ear, LLC and inventor of the internationally-patented and award-winning Gruv Button Technology™. Years ago, Jeff received the first place award in the State of Wisconsin’s Governor’s New Product Award Competition and a prestigious technical design award from Johns Hopkins University. Recently, he applied this experience to the development of his Gruv Button Technology™, an assistive device for hearing aids that received the 2022 Today's Caregiver Friendly Award.

    Having practiced as a Hearing Healthcare Professional for 12 years, Jeff also serves as the creator and administrator of the Hearing Test Prep™ Facebook Group. You really want to view the 6 free Guides on HearingTestPrep.com for valuable insight into your hearing test. Renowned presenters, including Dr. Ted Venema, help us understand how our hearing works, appreciate our hearing test and effectively engage with the Hearing Care Professional.

    After you see a few brief and interesting presentations in the 6 Guides, you will agree; "hearing aids do make you look smart!” Learn this and more as we move into the 21st Century where environments have Hearing Friendly Spaces and hearing aid speakers that are easily inserted sufficiently deep into our ear canal!

    • 36 min

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