Start Your New Year with Better Hearing!

Start Your New Year with Better Hearing!

When you think about the new year, what do you envision? After the last two years, many of us are eager to connect with others and to strengthen relationships that have become fractured through the distance. There are proactive steps you can take to strengthen your relationships in the new year, and you might even want to set some practical, … Read More

Communicating with People who Have Hearing Loss

Communicating with People who Have Hearing Loss

This time of year, you might find yourself at some events where the whole family is assembled. Though you might have a good sense of how to best communicate with your closest family members, more distant relatives might join you for a meal, party, or other events. When you reconnect with these family members, it is important to help make … Read More

Tips for Communicating if You Have Hearing Loss

Tips for Communicating if You Have Hearing Loss

If you know that you have hearing loss, you might have developed some of your own strategies for communication. When your hearing ability doesn’t provide enough information to help you understand what others have to say, you might find yourself unconsciously working around these difficulties. You might have even developed your own tactics that you consciously put into action when … Read More

Hard Time Hearing in Noise? Here’s Why

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There are many signs of hearing loss — but one of the first signs that your hearing is going is if you can hear fine in quiet environments yet struggle to hear in noise. Here’s why. Even for people with normal hearing, noisy settings can be tricky to navigate when trying to make out speech. That’s because we all use contextual cues during … Read More

Hearing Aid Perception vs. Reality

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Hearing and sight are arguably our two most important senses (despite taste getting a lot of attention these past 18 months). Yet, if and when either starts to fail us — and both typically do as we age — we react to each very differently. You can tell by all the people with glasses, contacts, Lasik surgery or cheaters that … Read More

How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

Untreated hearing loss creates various symptoms that can disrupt daily life. This not only impacts the individual with the condition but others around them. One major effect of impaired hearing that remains untreated is the toll it takes on relationships. This is especially true for close relationships like those with family, friends, and partners. Research shows that untreated hearing loss … Read More

Types of Hearing loss

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Three of the most common hearing loss questions and their answers If you’re like us, you like to get to the bottom of any ailment you have. When you know what the exact issue is, you waste less time and anxiety and going-down-a-rabbit-hole Google searches wondering what it might be. And, because you know what you’re dealing with, you can … Read More

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected 

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Hearing is a critical component of communication that shapes how we navigate our daily lives, nurture relationships, and engage in social settings. Untreated hearing loss reduces one’s ability to perceive and process sound which often takes a toll on the capacity to communicate with ease and effectively.  One of the most significant effects of untreated hearing loss is social withdrawal. … Read More

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

Did you know that this month is American Diabetes Month? Over 34 million people experience diabetes, a chronic medical condition that impacts how the body turns food into energy. This can increase health risks, research shows that people with diabetes can be twice as likely to also develop hearing loss. If you have diabetes (or are prediabetic), it is important … Read More

Hearing loss treatment and the role it plays in dementia prevention

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A 2017 study, conducted by The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care, called dementia “the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century.” But you don’t need a study to tell you that. Ask friends and loved ones of the estimated 50 million people worldwide who have dementia (there’s a good chance you are … Read More