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Hearing Well, Live Well! Contest: October Draw #1

We will be drawing for the first prize on October 2, 2017!   The first prize for October is a pair of tickets to a live theater performance of A Doll’s House at the Walterdale Theatre. Date: October 15, 2017 Showtime: 2:00pm *Please note that the time and date cannot be changed. Draw winners must be able to attend the above…

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Hear Well, Live Well! Contest

ACNA is introducing a new contest as another way to engage and keep in touch with our clients and the community! The Hear Well, Live Well! contest is easy to participate in and is accessible through our Facebook page. Every week we add new posts to keep you updated about clinic news, articles related to hearing loss and practical everyday…

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Summer Blockbusters and Closed Captioning at Cineplex Theaters

When the weather is hot and sunny, it’s great to be outside in the summer and there are always things to do in Edmonton. However, on those rainy days, if you are looking for something entertaining to do, there are always a few summer blockbusters playing at your local movie theater. This summer, Hollywood continues to bank on remakes of…

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Summer Blog Series: Edmonton Folk Festival Teleloop System

Summer is Finally Here! To celebrate the long, hot, sun-filled days of summer, our next blog series will focus on issues in hearing and accessibility at events in Edmonton during the summer months. Edmonton is well-known for its festivals and concerts in the beautiful summer season, but what is less well-known is how some of these festivals have hearing solutions…

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E – Environmental changes

Several weeks ago, we discussed how certain environments are inherently bad for continued successful communication. Environments that are noisy and dark, such restaurants, tend to make communication, especially when someone has a hearing loss, much more difficult. In the previous blog post that discussed poor environments for communication, it was suggested that changing the situation—finding a new environment that fosters…

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R – Rephrase When the Message is Misunderstood

The topic of today’s blog is rephrasing when the message is misunderstood. Remember several months ago, when we discussed asking for the specific part you missed? That topic was about how to best ask for repetition if the listener has missed important information. Today’s topic is similar, but instead of focusing on the listener, this topic is for the speaker….

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A – Attention Must Be Obtained

The cycle of communication is actually a fairly complex system, where there are multiple issues that can impact the success of easy conversation. The complexity of communication may be perceived negatively, in that when there are breakdowns, there are several areas that need to be assessed in order to determine the cause of the breakdowns. However, having a multi-layered communication…

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C – Clear Speech

Welcome back! We have finished the acronym WATCH and now we are starting the acronym CARE:                         While WATCH focused on strategies for the listener in the conversation, CARE focuses on strategies for the speaker in the conversation. Therefore, each letter in the acronym will provide a strategy for effective communication so that the speaker can be heard—loud and clear! Since…

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H – Helpful Gestures

Thank you for joining us again as we continue our discussion of the acronyms WATCH and CARE!                 We have one last letter in WATCH left to discuss before we move on to CARE. Today we are discussing H – Helpful gestures. If a person simply Google’s “gestures and communication”, the results that…

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