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Lindsay Hutton is a freelance writer born and raised in Hamilton. Born with a severe hearing loss in her left ear, she’s seen the good, the bad and the utterly hilarious that can go along with it. Lindsay’s lending you an ear (be sure to speak up!) to help navigate through questions about living life with hearing loss – anything from work and school to friends and family. If she can’t find the answer, she’ll find someone who can. Ask Lindsay.


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My son wears hearing aids and I am trying to teach him about hearing conservation.

Q. “My son wears hearing aids and I am trying to teach him about hearing conservation. What is the best thing for him to do when he is around loud sounds? Turn off his hearing aid? Does the earmould act as an ear plug or should he take the earmould out and insert an ear plug? I would appreciate any info you can give me on this topic. Thank you so much!”

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 My 15 year old daughter just doesn’t want to wear her hearing aids. What can I do?

Q. “My 15 year old daughter just doesn’t want to wear her hearing aids. What can I do?”

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