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Fri, Sep 6 8:23pm · Balance issues and hearing loss in Hearing Loss

Just my speed. Sorry, I must have pulled up the wrong videos. I'm still older than you. 😎

Fri, Sep 6 5:36pm · Balance issues and hearing loss in Hearing Loss

Wow! When I was 30 years younger I trained in Shorin Ryu karate. It looks like you're in Tai Chi martial arts training? Not for older students like me.

Fri, Sep 6 10:13am · Balance issues and hearing loss in Hearing Loss

Hi Alice, seek out an instructor who follows Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi for arthritis and Tai Chi for beginners. You can watch Dr. Lam's class instructions for the first movements on YouTube at no cost. He has many videos on YouTube and you'll see how gentle the movements are. "Faster is not necessarily better." Good health to you!

Thu, Sep 5 5:25pm · Balance issues and hearing loss in Hearing Loss

I am "older" and have hearing loss, wear bifocals with limited, uncorrected vision in one eye. This combination creates a trifecta of balance and spatial issues for me. A couple of years ago I began participating in Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention. This is a gentle form "martial-arts"(slow motion) where I've learned, among other things, to walk correctly meaning upright, shifting my weight to one foot before taking a step with the other, always walking heel-toe and recognize my Dantian as the center of my balance. You learn and repeat a sequence of specific movements that improve balance, tone leg and core muscles and increase self-awareness of body movement. This form is gentle, easy to learn and easily practiced at home. Find a certified instructor and try it for six weeks.

Sat, Jun 15 6:51am · HLAA Convention 2019 - Who's going? in Hearing Loss

If you're not a member and can't make it to the conference this year I encourage you to find, join and support an HLAA Chapter. Chapters are active across the country and all share the same mission to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support, and advocacy.