Hi ,

As the year draws to a close, it’s fair to say that it’s been a challenging period for all.

However, although it’s been a memorable year for all the wrong reasons, we’re a team of “glass half full” kind of people, and this month we have very much looked for the positives.

What Has Kept Us Smiling:

First, during the spring state-wide lockdown, work at the clinics briefly paused in order to control the spread of the virus.

Although it was hard to shut down for a short while, it was a time when all the staff realized how important it is to slow down and spend quality time with their loved ones.

Second, during lockdown, it was also tough to miss out on the amazing cafés, restaurants, and independent businesses dotted across Fall River, Hyannis, and Dartmouth.

 

But at the same time, this made the whole team appreciate how important these places are to our way of life – and everyone feels passionate about supporting their future success.

Finally, the widespread use of face masks has had an unintended consequence: they’ve made more people aware of an undiagnosed hearing loss.

This has resulted in the team helping more people who have relied on lip reading to communicate for years. It’s been so great to help them achieve the right solutions.

Updates from the Office

We hope you have some wonderful holiday celebrations planned for December and the new year – despite the present constraints. 

We’ll be trading our usual staff dinner and party for a virtual event, in line with the restrictions. But once these are lifted, we’re planning to make up for it!

Just to let you know, the clinics will be closed at noon on December 24 and on December 25; they will also be closed at noon on December 31 and on January 1.

over the holiday period. Please let us know if you need an appointment near these dates.

Over the last month, some of our friends have been sharing their “journeys to better hearing,” and we’re delighted to have now published some of these on our website.

We’d love to hear more of your insights. Call us at 508.674.3334 (Fall River) 508.862.0255 (Hyannis), 508.910.2221 (Dartmouth) if you would like to get involved!

Struggling for a Holiday Gift?

The most important part of the holiday season is spending time with loved ones. But if you know someone with a hearing loss, there are also a few great gift options!

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These include TV streamers, which send sounds from your television straight to your hearing aids, and remote mics, which give you enhanced amplification when there’s lots of background noise.

If you’d like to know more about these potential presents, call your local office. The team there will be able to offer you expert advice!

Riddle me this!

Everyone at Duncan Hearing Healthcare loves playing games over the holidays (who doesn’t?!). So, with this in mind, we’ve prepared a series of riddles for you to try and guess!

A) What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

B) What goes up and down but doesn’t move?

C) What has hands but can’t clap?

Think you know the answers? Hit “reply” on this email and send us your guesses!

Useful Resources

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Google Announces Android Feature for The Hard of Hearing

The hard of hearing have been forced to adapt and navigate in a world that often ignores their needs, but, luckily, with time, that continues to change…

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Have a question or need help? We’re here for you!

Call us at (508) 674-3334.

The Team at Duncan Hearing Healthcare

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Nancy Duncan, Au.D.

Dr. Duncan’s Southcoast roots run deep, establishing a special connection to the community where she practices. A homegrown product, she graduated from Somerset High, just across the Taunton from Fall River, and received her B.S. in communication disorders and psychology from Worcester State College. Her master of science in audiology was awarded at the University of Arkansas in 1997, after which she worked for several private audiology practices in Arkansas, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.