August 16, 2017 Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is a silent epidemic affecting millions of Americans each year. More than half of adults over the age of 50 have some degree of hearing loss. Studies have shown that untreated hearing loss is linked with social withdrawal, isolation from loved ones, depression, and even cognitive decline. Almost 35% of dementia cases are linked with nine different risk factors, including untreated hearing loss.
August 2, 2017 Ask the Audiologist
It is not easy talking with a family member, friend, or co-worker about hearing loss. Bringing up the conversation can heighten emotions especially if there is denial or fear. Hearing loss usually happens gradually and often starts to interfere with relationships. It wears on the other person because it requires frequent repetition.
July 26, 2017 Hearing Tips
Hearing loss is invisible. When people aren’t aware of your hearing loss, they may make assumptions and be less willing to make accommodations. But I have found that even when someone is aware of my hearing loss, we can still become impatient and frustrated trying to communicate. Over time, I’ve compiled these tips to help. I hope you find them useful.
July 12, 2017 Audiology
Did you know that hearing affects everything between your ears? YOUR BRAIN! Most people are quick to think that hearing has only to do with ears. They do not realize the brain has a lot to do with it, too! In the hearing part of the brain is where SOUND becomes information that has MEANING.