Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew     

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew     

With nearly 1 in 6 people having some degree of hearing loss, you may know someone with impaired hearing. Living with hearing loss can be an overwhelming experience. Hearing is essential for communication which is not only foundational for relationships but also tied to how we navigate everyday life. If you have a loved one with hearing loss, there are …

Understanding the Experience of Hearing Loss

Understanding the Experience of Hearing Loss

According to the WHO website, a person is said to have hearing loss if they are not able to hear as well as someone with normal hearing, meaning hearing thresholds of 20 dB or better in both ears. This may range from mild to profound. While there are many causes and can affect someone at any age, hearing loss is …

Treating Hearing Loss is an Investment in Your Well-Being

Treating Hearing Loss is an Investment in Your Well-Being 

What would you consider a good investment? If your health is an answer then you are on the right track. We are very focused on heart health, staying fit and trim, eating well, and exercising regularly. Do you think about the health and strength of your five senses? Many people don’t and it would be in your best interest to …

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

A Connection Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

Hearing loss can be disruptive to your life, affecting how you converse and how you interact with your surroundings. It can impact your relationships, your work, and your sense of independence. But did you know that hearing loss also puts you at a higher risk for cognitive decline and dementia?!   Understanding Dementia Dementia is a grouping of neurodegenerative diseases …

Accepting the Reality of Hearing Loss

Accepting the Reality of Hearing Loss

When hearing loss first sets in the person who may have the most trouble admitting it is you. Most people on average wait seven to ten years from the time they suspect they have a hearing loss to finally seek treatment. There are many reasons why people put off treatment even though deep down they know they have a hearing …

Ways on How to Manage Tinnitus

Ways on How to Manage Tinnitus

Do you ever find yourself up at night in what should be silence only to be confronted with a persistent buzz or ringing in the ears? This is the symptom of tinnitus, a phantom sound with no external source. Often heard as a ringing of the ears, tinnitus can take on many forms including buzzing, humming, swooshing, roaring, or even …

Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline Connection

It’s normal for our cognitive ability to decline as we age. It usually starts in our mid 40s or 50’s and slowly continues. It’s typical for issues to surprise us as we age, such as sometimes forgetting details, taking longer to learn new things, and difficulty concentrating or focusing. People often mistake this decline with Alzheimer’s and other forms of …

Tips for Communication if you have hearing loss

Tips for Communicating if You Have Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be an isolating condition. At first, it may not seem like a big deal when you mishear a friend or coworker. However, over time, your hearing loss will likely become worse, as it is a progressive condition and with it, your relationships, stress levels, and mood can become affected. The Hearing Health Foundation reports that around 80 …

How Untreated Hearing loss interferes with your relationships

How Untreated Hearing Loss Affects Your Relationships

At the start of a new year, we’re eager to begin on a fresh footing. When you look back to the year gone by, you might have some regret or even some painful memories about how things have gone in your relationships. At the dawn of 2022, you might be eager to set things straight and to mend some of …

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Do you love to spend time with friends and family? Do you love to try new things and travel to new places?  Do you consider yourself an active person? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you must pay attention to your hearing health.  Hearing loss not only makes it difficult for you to hear but affects …