Hi there,

Time seems to be getting faster by the minute, don’t you think?

Let’s be real – we’re all guilty of having those “what was I supposed to do today” moments, especially as we’re all staying indoors more often.

Except, the difference with hearing loss is that it really is urgent, and the more you ignore it, the worse it gets.

Well, the beginning of March celebrates “World Hearing Day,” organized by the World Health Organization, where they’ll be raising awareness for the importance of healthy hearing.

 

Why is it Such a Problem?

Unfortunately, hearing loss doesn’t have the level of acceptance it should, because people attach it to the stigma of aging.

Most of us don’t like to admit we’re aging and, even though hearing loss can occur at any age, it has always been associated with the elderly. 

Yet, we accept the idea of wearing glasses for eyesight, so why can’t we accept hearing aids?

The data suggests that it takes the average person 7-10 years to book themselves in for a hearing assessment. There are undoubtedly people around you that fall within this that need a helping hand of encouragement.

One of our continuous goals is to encourage more people to regularly test their hearing; you know how important it is, and with the goal of normalizing the conversation about hearing loss, please make sure you spread the word and encourage the people that you love to regularly have their hearing checked.  

Shocking as it is, we must change the taboo of “hearing loss” and normalize the conversation.

A quick conversation with a friend can be extremely powerful in helping them come to terms with their challenges. In turn, it will be a huge step toward their progress.

Use your voice and start the conversation with a loved one or friend and help them in their journey toward better hearing. Think of how much hearing aids have changed your life!

What’s New?

This year sure has been crazy, but we’re glad to see things are starting to look up, and the vaccine rollout is seeing a lot of success.

Now, over 90% of our team members have been vaccinated, and we are all looking forward to celebrating with loved ones very soon!

Most importantly, we are so grateful for your loyalty to Duncan Hearing Healthcare throughout these challenging times, especially in respecting our guidelines in place and always wearing a mask during your visits.

Even though things are still looking up, we must still maintain social distancing and limit contact during appointments, but you guys are epic at following the rules!

Birthday Time!

We are celebrating Ryann Souza’s birthday today, March 1, and Dr. Duncan’s birthday on March 28!

Happy Birthday, guys!

Riddle Me That

Everyone loves a head-scratcher, especially you clever bunch! So, we thought we’d test you with these tricky riddles. Good luck!
 

1) I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body but come alive with wind. What am I?

2) What disappears as soon as you say its name?

3) What question can you never answer yes to?

Think you know the answers? Hit “reply” to this email to fill our brains!

Patient Resources

When Is the Best Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?

Take a look at these helpful tips and advice that can help you or your loved one with this tricky territory…

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What Is So Important About Early Detection and Treatment of Hearing Loss?

Find out what signs you should be looking out for and what to do next…

Read more…

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

Call us at 
(508) 674-3334 (Fall River Hearing Center), 
(508) 862-0255 (Hyannis Hearing Center),
or 
(508) 910-2221 (Dartmouth Hearing Center).

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.