Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Todd’s father retired a few years ago from his job at a foundry in Indiana. He always wore earplugs at work, but lately he seems to have a hard time keeping up with family conversations. Todd is also noticing that the television is often uncomfortably loud when Todd visits him. While they talk, he asks Todd to repeat himself over …

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Being Present with Our Partners Picture yourself on a typical Saturday morning. You and your partner are sitting and looking out a window with some tea or coffee, watching the scene in the backyard. A blue jay alights on the hopper feeder and your partner says, “Look at that!” But you hear, “Purple bat!” You know they’re not saying, “Purple …