Hearing Aids and iPods

Learn how to connect your iPod or MP3 player to your Behind-the-Ear hearing aid.

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This is where you can find information to help you navigate your teen years and learn about sound and hearing loss in an INTERESTING way. Get involved and gather all the information you need through engaging hands-on activities!

You and the Smartphone Revolution
You and the Smartphone RevolutionWeighty flip-phones begone! In the past five years, smartphones have emerged from a device seen mostly in the busy hands of business people to the top-selling family of cell phone in Canada, accounting for almost half of the units sold in the Canadian market. Upgrades in accessibility, ease of use, and ability to personalize its use via applications (“apps”) make fast and furious leaps from year to year, offering an excellent resource for people with hearing loss to stay in touch.

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Widex’s Blog Picks for Teens
Widex’s Blog Picks for TeensThe good news about the internet is that everyone can have a blog. Some might say that’s also the bad news, but in a world where social media sites like Twitter and Facebook seem to be taking over the hearts and minds of most console trolls, there are still thousands of terrific blogs covering everything under the interwebs.

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The Culture of In-Between
The Culture of In-BetweenConversations about hearing loss look much different than they used to. A hundred years ago, if you experienced hearing loss at some point in your life – whether you were born with it or not – huge barriers existed that made it difficult to have access to many of the things we take for granted.

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A Brief History of Hearing Aids
A Brief History of Hearing AidsBefore hearing aids went digital and cochlear implants hit the market, the devices designed to help us hear went from the laughably primitive to top-notch in a relatively short slice of time. Why did hearing aid technology move so fast?

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The Best in Books – Stories of Overcoming and Empowering
The Best in Books – Stories of Overcoming and EmpoweringDust off your library cards and stow away your laptop, here’s some of the best and brightest in teen lit in the past few years.

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Holiday Crafts
Holiday CraftsNot all birds fly south when the cold weather comes, so why not make them feel welcome in your backyard with a fun craft?

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Seeking, Finding and Being You – Creative Outlets
Seeking, Finding and Being You – Creative OutletsLife in this culture leaves us in something of a paradox. On one hand, we are given so many more freedoms than any generation before. At the same time, there are just as many forces at work that offer little opportunity for us to be creative, authentic individuals.

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Speak Loud, Speak Proud - Learning to Advocate for You: The Classroom
Since the age of five after a surgery to remove a cluster of cysts in my left ear, I was left with less than ten percent hearing in it. To top it off, I have very poor vision in my left eye.

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A Better Understanding of Hearing
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» Caroline's Passport Story
A story about Caroline and her Hearing Dog Swiss

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» A Dog Guide Cinderella Story
Beach resident united with her new best friend

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» Hearing Aid Packaging
A video showing the incredible new packaging for the latest Widex hearing aids

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