Tips for Virtual Communication from People with Hearing Loss

Tips for Virtual Communication from People with Hearing Loss

Virtual communications have transformed before our eyes, but that does not necessarily make them more readily adaptable to the ears. After a long history of audio-only telephone communication, the past few years found a fast increase in the use of videoconferencing, and 2020 took the …

Watching TV with Hearing Aids

Watching TV with Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss, the third most pervasive medical condition that older adults experience. These electronic devices are designed to absorb, amplify, and process sound which significantly increase a person’s hearing ability. Navigating hearing loss and using hearing aids …

Adults with Hearing Loss at Higher Risk for Unemployment

Adults with Hearing Loss at Higher Risk for Unemployment

Hearing loss is a problem that affects over 48 million Americans. While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 put protective measures in place to ensure that people with hearing loss and other disabilities would have fair access to employment, we still find that …

Memory Loss & Psychological Distress with Hearing Loss

Memory Loss & Psychological Distress with Hearing Loss

Once, we may have thought that hearing loss was an unfortunate but relatively benign part of getting older. However, in recent decades, numerous studies have pointed to more serious consequences of untreated hearing loss.  We know there is a strong connection between hearing loss and …

Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

September is World Alzheimer’s Month! Alzheimer’s disease is a rapidly growing medical condition that can prevent people from navigating their life fully and independently. This global campaign aims to raise awareness about what people can do to be proactive about their health and reduce the …

When to Take a Hearing Test

When to Take a Hearing Test

Ideally, for optimal hearing health, people over the age of 50 are encouraged to have an annual hearing test. Even if you don’t experience any signs of hearing loss, having that annual hearing test allows us to monitor your hearing abilities. If a hearing loss …

Staying Connected by Treating Hearing Loss

In our lives, we always hear how important exercise and a balanced diet are to keep our health going into old age, but it has only recently become clear how important it is to sustain our social lives. Chronic loneliness can have the same effect …

A Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Hearing Loss

A Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Hearing Loss

Just about any health condition has a connection with healthy eating. Things like heart disease and diabetes have an immediate connection to diet, but mental health aspects do likewise – those who eat healthy foods report higher feelings of general well-being, and recent medical research highlights …

Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) marks May as Better Speech and Hearing Month each year. This campaign aims to normalize communication disorders and advocate for more visibility of a variety of communication barriers in our society, such as hearing loss. By removing the stigma of hearing loss, …

Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

Roughly 48 million Americans have hearing loss, but many have chosen not to wear hearing aids! They struggle to follow conversations, ask people to repeat themselves, and feel embarrassed when they’re unable to hear what’s being said. Why don’t more people wear hearing aids? Here …