The Impact of Untreated Hearing Loss

The Impact of Untreated Hearing Loss

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.

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Captioning Goes Mobile!

Captioning Goes Mobile!

August 9, 2017    iPhone and Apple Watch

One of the most common difficulties patients with hearing loss face is the ability to clearly understand phone calls.

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Ask the Audiologist: How do you tell somebody they have hearing loss, and should try hearing aids?

Ask the Audiologist: How do you tell somebody they have hearing loss, and should try hearing aids?

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.

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The Do’s and Don’ts When Talking to a Person with Hearing Loss

The Do’s and Don’ts When Talking to a Person with Hearing Loss

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.

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Brain Hearing

Brain Hearing

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.

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