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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

    Take Control of Your Hearing Loss

    Take Control of Your Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss is the leading communication disorder and the third-worst chronic health condition in America affecting 1 in 5. It's no longer an older person's health issue and it does not discriminate. Hearing loss reaches every age, gender, race, and social-economic level. It affects both your mental and physical health. Then socially it affects businesses as they are losing $260 billion per year by not addressing this health issue.

    In today's episode, you will learn how to take control by testing the environment your in, wearing protective gear like high-fidelity earplugs, eating ear healthy foods to reduce and improve ear health.

    To discover your baseline get a free online hearing test on hear-it.org or mdhearingtestonline.com. Make it a fun process for your family and friends. Let everyone take the test and post their results on the Hearing Awareness Community Facebook Page and of course, download the free mini-introductory course on:
    https://hearingawarenessacademy.mykajabi.com/pl/214119

    • 21 min
    Fresh Start for Healthy Hearing Habits

    Fresh Start for Healthy Hearing Habits

    Fresh Start for Happy Hearing Awareness Year of 2021. Why? Because ignorance of hearing loss is affecting your physical and mental health; your relationships both professionally and personally; and lastly lack of hearing awareness is affecting your performance at work, school, and in the community.

    Get a Fresh Start with Healthy Hearing Habits for 2021.

    • 19 min
    5 Easy Steps to Become a Hearing Hero for greater sales, inclusion and ADA hearing loss compliance in 2021

    5 Easy Steps to Become a Hearing Hero for greater sales, inclusion and ADA hearing loss compliance in 2021

    Hearing Awareness is not usually on the radar screen for most businesses or for individuals even though it is the largest communication disorder and affects most with communication. Businesses are at risk of being sued for non-ADA communication compliance.

    Today you will learn the 5 Easy Steps to Become a Hearing Hero for greater sales, inclusion, compliance, healthy habits, for to eat for ear health, and how to increase your productivity by becoming a Hearing Hero in 2021. Listen to learn what's inside of the Hearing Friendly Method.

    • 14 min
    How Not to Embarrass a Person with Hearing Loss

    How Not to Embarrass a Person with Hearing Loss

    Today, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa Week as well as a post-Happy Hanukkah Week.

    Most people with hearing loss do not have a lot of confidence, especially if it is a new medical condition and perhaps they have had a few hiccups in life with dealing with this invisible disability. Unlike a lot of other invisible disabilities diabetes, sleep disorders, dyslexia, renal failures renal disorders, and autism. Hearing loss is the third-worst chronic illness after heart disease and arthritis.
    Here are some tips you'll hear about on Sound Advice: A Hearing Friendly Business Podcast:
    1. Let a person with hearing loss decide if they want the world to know they have this disability
    2. Own Your Hearing Loss with Confidence. Set your boundaries for how you want this medical condition disclosed.
    3. Use the Barnes Thumb Method™️
    1. Thumbs UP when all is good with communication
    2. Thumbs DOWN when you need them to talk slower, softer, louder, or a
    break from listening.

    4. Be an advocate for your child with hearing loss.
    5. Don't speak for an adult that is able to address their own medical condition.

    • 19 min
    Joys of Hearing & How to Improve Your Hearing Loss Inclusion

    Joys of Hearing & How to Improve Your Hearing Loss Inclusion

    In today's episode, you will hear about the joy of hearing after being a critical care nurse much like Sandra Lindsey, RN who received the first COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine in a non-trial setting at age 22 years old. I had at that point lived with hearing loss since birth. It gave me great joy to hear birds for the first time.

    Take 35 to hear what you can do to improve your sales. Did you know Dec 11th was National Salesperson's Day? Learn how to reduce hearing loss discrimination, what the hearing impaired don't like to hear, and how to improve your listening skills.

    • 20 min
    How to deal with mask if you have hearing loss

    How to deal with mask if you have hearing loss

    Today's episode is all about better service for the hearing impaired by wearing a transparent mask for greater sales, inclusion, access, and kindness. One option is to pre-order them from HearC.com.

    1 in 5 American's have hearing loss. They suffer many of the symptoms described in the interview on NBC News interview by Andrea Mitchell Friday the 4th of December 2021. Where Marc Polymerpoulous "CIA officer suffers crippling symptoms in Moscow. Was it 'Havana Syndrome'. This is where a high pitch human undetectable sound is sent via "micro-waves" that destroy parts of the ear organ and brain tissue. At 50 years old Polymerpoulous became part of the Hard of Hearing community. That needs a transparent mask to make his life easier. Here are some tips to help with this venue.
    1. Get the person's attention before you speak
    2. Use open-ended active communication techniques
    3. Use your phone to let Siri do the captioning for you or apps like AVA (remember to wipe it down for germs or viruses afterward)

    • 20 min

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