The Cost of Untreated Hearing Loss

The Cost of Untreated Hearing Loss

We focus a great deal on the impact an untreated hearing loss has on the person who can’t hear.  But what is the impact of the loss on their friends and family?  What is the financial impact of the inability to hear? The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) conducted...
What Does it Mean to Have Normal Hearing?

What Does it Mean to Have Normal Hearing?

You had a hearing test more than 5 years ago and were told you had normal hearing.  You’ve noticed some problems hearing lately and have begun to wonder if you no longer have normal hearing.  But you might also be wondering what exactly does it mean to have normal...
Is Your Hearing Loss Impacting Your Relationships?

Is Your Hearing Loss Impacting Your Relationships?

If there is a significant other in your life (friend or family) who has a hearing loss, then this article is for you.  Relationships can be trying.  However, being in a relationship with someone who has an untreated hearing loss is a frustrating experience on a good...
Can Hearing Loss Be Inherited?

Can Hearing Loss Be Inherited?

Your dad needed hearing aids a decade before he got them.  And his dad, your grandad watched the TV with the volume so loud you remember being able to hear it outside the house.  You know you’ve been saying, “What did you say.” more in the past year than ever before. ...
The Link Between a Woman’s Diet and Hearing Loss

The Link Between a Woman’s Diet and Hearing Loss

As people age, many lose some of their hearing. Experts say that, of those over the age of 75, about half have hearing loss. Not being able to hear well can make it hard to communicate. That can affect relationships with loved ones, friends, and coworkers.  A new...
Tips for the Hearing Impaired During​ the Holidays

Tips for the Hearing Impaired During​ the Holidays

Holidays can be a difficult time of the year for anyone who is struggling to hear.  It is the one time of year when their hearing loss can cause them to feel particularly isolated and depressed even when they are not alone. The inability to actively participate in...