Working with Hearing Loss

Working with Hearing Loss

One major challenge facing older Americans in the workforce is higher rates of hearing loss. Of course, while hearing age can affect people of any age, those aged 65 and older are much more likely to experience difficulty hearing. One in three Americans over 65 …

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

The most common forms of hearing loss are degenerative, meaning that they tend to get worse with time. Age-related hearing loss tends to progress throughout the senior years, and noise-induced hearing loss is a function of accumulated noise exposure over time. However, that degenerative quality …

How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

If you ask someone about their experience of getting treatment for hearing loss, some common themes come up. Many people talk about how relieved they are to have easy conversations that make sense to them. Similarly, people report a relief of anxiety, frustration, and even …

Q&A About Hearing Loss

Q&A About Hearing Loss

Those who have hearing loss are intimately acquainted with the experience of straining to hear and only gathering fragments of sound. Although each person can describe to you in detail what they are hearing, each experience of hearing loss is unique. The similarities between individual …

Can Hearing Aids Be Stylish

Can Hearing Aids Be “Stylish”?

Hearing aids have come a long way from the uniformly beige plastic units that used to be the only option. Although many continue to opt for this simple style, a wide array of options have arisen to make hearing aids more stylish. And yet, what …

Improving Communication with Your Family

Improving Communication with Your Family   

Even the closest families need help communicating every now and then, but there is a heightened demand for assistance when hearing loss enters the picture. By its very nature, difficulty hearing negatively impacts communications and necessitates incorporating new ways of interacting. This can be a …

Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

Does anyone have recollections of parents yelling to turn down the music? You may have repeated the warning to your own children. With the advent of personal devices, though, much of our listening behaviors have shifted to more interior experience. Now, we plug into our …

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Feeling tired can seem like an inevitable result of a busy, active life. And at times, fatigue is the healthy outcome of external demands. It tells us when we need a break. For some people, particularly introverts, social interactions alone may result in a feeling …