Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How to Protect your hearing on 4th of July

I am not big about 4th of July and heres why. I may sound like an old person lol but the truth is you have no clue that IT DAMAGES YOUR EARS.... I am also afriad of them. This weekend there will be alot of fireworks so in order to prevent "TINNITUS" ( ringing in the ears) I will be using special headphones to protect my ears. Its very important to protect your ears in really noisy environments. Until then I know that my family wont listen to me until the end of the day when there ears are buzzing. Especially for those little ones! Here are a few resources that may help you in how to protect your ears as well as your childrens ears.
Here is an excerpt from this website to give you an idea:
Effect of loud noise on the inner ear
Immediately after long exposure to very loud noise, there are changes in various structures of the inner ear, including the outer hair cells, the bristles of the inner hair cells, and the connections between the nerves and the cells.
If the ear is rested for a few days, some of the damaged structures appear to recover, but changes to scattered outer hair cells persists.
There is gradual loss of outer hair cells and later, with increasing age, the inner hair cells.

Parenting: Noise & Hearing

Fireworks & Ear Safety


Here is the two things I use to protect my ears from Fireworks. It helps for any Loud Environments.


Earmuffs are very expensive these days the ones I will eventually get cost around $200.00. Here are the Earmuffs I will be using that cost me $20.00 They do work great!!!!

Happy 4th of July!!!! Be Safe and protect those Ears!!!!




July 7th I will be going for my CI evaluation. I am very nervous and excited at the same time. Unfortunality my R hearing aid isnt helping me its has only been 6 months with these aids. That is why I didnt want the R aid in the first place. With the Meniere's disease really taken a toll on me its deafinitely affecting my hearing loss. I am still new to this meniere's stuff. I dont really know much about it. I know that my balance and the dizzyness comes along with it. NO FUN AT ALL. I told my mother that I am going into the CITY to get the hearing test done. I explained to her what the CI was etc. She told me that apparently " EVERYONE SAID I CAN SPEAK FINE". I explained to her that just because I CAN speak fine doesnt mean I can hear. Its true and I know that people with a hearing loss have no idea what its like. But for me I have to hear. I want to be able to hear things especially my niece. Right now I only have one ear to rely on and no one knows that I go through a struggle everyday. I dont show it because I've gotten used to it as my hearing loss progressed. I am hoping for success on July 7th! I will be back with more information soon.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Resources for Parents of Children with Hearing Loss

Parents: Here are Resources that will help you if you have a Child who has a hearing loss. All Resources are from Hearing Loss Association of America. I DO NOT OWN any of these Resources.I wanted to make sure all parents are aware that there are resources available to help you.Click on the Links below. Make sure to SAVE the HLAA wiki website to your desktop so you can always be up to date with new information. HLAA will be updating this website.

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

Later Onset Hearing Loss

IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Preschool and Kindergarten

Transition to Elementary School and Beyond



Recommended Books to Read for both Parents and Children

Have a great day!