10 Movies and TV Shows With Deaf Characters

Hearing Loss in Hollywood

10 Movies and TV Shows With Deaf Characters

It’s nearly Oscar time, and — as with every exciting round of Academy Award nominations — fans of this year’s contenders are choosing sides.

Whether you’re #TeamEmmaStone or #TeamMerylStreep for best actress or you have your eye on “La La Land,” “Hidden Figures,” or “Manchester by the Sea” for best picture, here’s a quick break from the awards-season suspense.

We’ve compiled our own top movie picks and TV shows with themes or characters that tackle deafness. With about 48 million Americans experiencing hearing impairment in at least one ear, according to Johns Hopkins research, it’s no wonder that Hollywood and hearing loss intersect:

Switched at Birth (2011–2017) This Freeform drama series about two teen daughters, well, switched at birth takes on everything from family dynamics and self-identity to hearing loss, with one of its chief …

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Help your heart, help your hearing

10 Heart-Healthy Snack Ideas

Celebrate American Heart Month with heart-healthy snack recipes that also help your hearing.

Why is a hearing care provider talking to you about American Heart Month? Because hearing health is strongly linked to heart health! Problems with your heart affect the blood supply to your ears — a key component of your hearing. So we’ve put together a list of our favorite heart-healthy snack recipes to get you through this important month.

10 Heart-Healthy Snack Recipes

Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie Protein, fiber, antioxidants, vegetables — it doesn’t get much more heart healthy than this powerhouse blueberry and yogurt smoothie, and prep time is minimal. It’s good for a snack or even for a light breakfast.

Black Bean and Corn Salsa What’s the Big Game without the big snacks, right? But all too often, those snacks come with a heaping helping of sodium, which can lead to high …

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How to Ease the Pain of Earaches

How to Ease Ear Infection Pain at Home

We’ve had earaches too, and we know they are no fun. Getting relief at home is not a cure for an ear infection (or otitis media), but these tips sure will help!

With cold and flu season, as well as the customary cooler temperatures, comes the increased risk of ear infection for children and adults. Reducing the risk of flu or cold helps curb the chance of getting an ear infection. Flu vaccine and hand washing can go a long way toward prevention, but be sure to seek medical attention if you experience an ear infection.

No matter how many preventive measures you’ve taken, you have probably had an ear infection at some point in your life. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, about 62 percent of children in developed countries will have their first one by the age of 1, more than 80 percent by their …

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Best yoga poses for balance

How to Improve Your Balance with Yoga

According to Temple University research, women 65 and older who took twice-weekly yoga classes for nine weeks increased ankle flexibility and showed more confidence in walking. Flexibility and confidence? Sign us up!


What Is Balance?

Yoga can help with two types of balance — both physical and emotional. World-renowned yoga teacher B.K.S. Iyengar said it best:

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”

Balance is described in yogi terms by Yoga Journal as such:

“When we balance, we align our body’s center of gravity with the earth’s gravitational field. Quite literally, we place ourselves in physical equilibrium with a fundamental force of nature.”

According to Yoga Journal, you can’t balance by staying still. Rather, you’re constantly refreshing your balance each moment. This kind of alignment brings harmony not only to our skin and bones, …

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Holidays with tinnitus

The sleigh bells are ringing — can you hear them?

The sounds of the holiday season — the church choir, little ones delighting in presents, friends reminiscing about holidays long ago — are what make the season merry and bright.

But if you are distracted by your tinnitus, holidays might not feel like much of a celebration. We want to help you hear the cheer, so read on for what you need to know about tinnitus and how to find relief. Though there’s no cure for tinnitus, there is hope. Tinnitus can be managed through strategies like medical treatments and/or subtle changes in your home environment.

About Tinnitus

Tinnitus: Isn’t a disease Isn’t curable May be a symptom of an underlying health condition Is a persistent ringing, whooshing, or buzzing in one or both ears Can only be heard by the affected individual

  Tinnitus may come and go for some, but others experience symptoms 24 hours a day, seven …

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