6 Tips for Seizing the Summer

Hearing & Empowered: Embrace the Season With Gusto

Nothing says “Summertime, here we come!” like hitting the road, rails, trails, and friendly skies to make new memories with loved ones far and nearby. Whether having some local fun or taking a trip, here are six ways your hearing technology can help you dive in.

Look for the Loop

Touring a new city? Some sites — museums, theaters, houses of worship, and more — may have installed a hearing loop, letting you receive enhanced audio by wirelessly connecting through the T-coil setting on your hearing aid, if it has been enabled. Look for the hearing-loop logo at participating spots.

 

Hearing Loop

Discover AGXchange

If you’re traveling well beyond your local area and are one of our patients, check with us to find an AudigyCertifiedTM practice near your destination. With the AGXchange Program, you get the …

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Restaurants & Hearing Loss

On the Menu: Deaf-Friendly Restaurants

Road-tripping? Keep these 7 spots in mind!

The landmark Americans with Disabilities Act improved equity and access in employment, public accommodations, services, and so much more for people living with disabilities, including hearing impairment.

Some businesses, however, go above and beyond to ensure a better experience for patrons with hearing or speech challenges.

For your summer travels, we’ve put together a quick list of restaurants that go the extra mile to ensure your hearing and communication experience is just as good as your dining experience. Keep them in mind as you plan your next road trip!

Molly Moon’s — Seattle, WA

This popular ice cream stop — rhubarb cardamom sorbet, anyone? — with several Seattle-area locations includes employees trained in American Sign Language, according to a recent KOMO News story, creating a more inclusive, welcoming experience.

Crêpe Crazy — Austin, TX

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What to Be Aware of When Traveling This Spring Break

The Link Between the Zika Virus and Hearing Loss

The more research that is done on the Zika virus, the more researchers learn of its long-lasting effects. One of the newest findings? The link between the virus and hearing loss. One of the most impactful ways to protect you and your family from Zika is maintaining awareness when you’re traveling and after. Read on to find out a little bit more about Zika and what you can do to protect you and your family from the virus while traveling.

About Zika

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Zika is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and is transmitted a number of ways: from mother to child, through sex, through blood transfusion, or through laboratory or healthcare setting exposure. There is no cure for Zika; however, in most cases the immune system eventually gets rid of it. While everyone can be affected by the …

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