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Sun, Nov 3 7:48am · Calcium and Vitamin D for bone density in Bones, Joints & Muscles

After reading this discussion, i researched vitamin k as suggested and found this article by a dietitian which confirmed all that parrot queen had written here: https://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/060113p54.shtml. Very helpful as I have osteopenia and just learned of my vitamin D deficiency. I was told by my rheumatologist to take 1000mg of supplement D3, but no more than that. And nothing was said about vitamin K!

Fri, Oct 11 12:52pm · What to Expect at Your Hearing Aid Fitting in Hearing Loss

I’ve only see the PRI argument. I’d be interested in hearing the against argument.

Mon, Oct 14 10:27am · Calcium and Vitamin D for bone density in Bones, Joints & Muscles

A physician friend of mine once mentioned that the ER sees a lot of injuries from Zumba

Fri, Oct 11 9:31am · What to Expect at Your Hearing Aid Fitting in Hearing Loss

I've read that only about 30% of audiologists use real ear measures – most believe that this is not needed due to the programs provided by the hearing aid companies. My audiologist told me that she had used it and got a worse result than the Oticon programs. I kept pushing and now she has told me another audiologist in the office is using the real ear measurement and has the only device in the office to do so, so I'm going to that audiologist next time to see if it seems to make a difference for me.

Thu, Oct 3 11:51am · Sudden hearing loss and an echo in Hearing Loss

If your doc will write a letter saying you can’t fly (despite his problematic previous advice) you will be able to cancel your flight without cost or penalty.

Wed, Oct 2 3:28pm · Strategies for Dining Out with Hearing Loss, PTSD, TBI, Autism, Alz in Hearing Loss

Another strategy, if it is too loud to hear the server, especially the specials, hand the server a remote blue tooth mic if you have one that works with your hearing aids. My husband and friends are also good about telling me about specials they know I'd be interested in. Or I ask the server to come over and tell me individually due to a hearing loss. Of course it can be too loud to hear even then!

Also use (or get) a speech in noise program on your hearing aids. I keep having my audiologist tweak my hearing aid programs, trying to find the best way to hear in noise – which is everyone's major problem and one the hearing aid manufacturers have not really solved, though they are making some headway. When I upgraded to my Oticon Opn, for the first time I could hear the server in a loud BBQ restaurant we liked.

When you make reservations, ask for a quiet area due to hearing loss. It sometimes helps. I put this on Open Table reservations. Be specific if you know the restaurant. I have one friend who finds the quietest table, then finds out what the table number is that the servers use. She uses that information when making reservations to be sure she gets that quiet table each time. I might ask for a booth or sometimes for an outside table which can be quieter.

As you can tell, I eat out a lot!

Wed, Oct 2 3:02pm · Strategies for Dining Out with Hearing Loss, PTSD, TBI, Autism, Alz in Hearing Loss

Turn down music or turn off in my section of restaurant. Seat me in quietest area available. Whether you sit with your back to the wall or back to the noise depends on your hearing aids. I avoid sitting next to a window or lots of glass due to reverberations. Booths can be slightly better. Avoid sitting next to noise such as AC, kitchen door. Bars can be good or bad depending on time of day. I schedule lunch meetings at 1 pm if I can as restaurants often start getting quieter with fewer people after 1 pm. Similarly plan to eat early or late to avoid the noise of a busy restaurant or bar. Restaurants with carpet, tablecloths, or other fabric will be quieter than those with all hard surfaces. You can also review restaurants for loudness and check on which are quieter on apps, including Soundprint, i HEAR u, or OpenTable.