Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse
October 16, 2020

Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition that older adults experience. Nearly 1 in 8 people have some degree of hearing loss which impacts over 40 million people in the U.S. Though impaired hearing is a prevalent medical condition, it is often undertreated. It often happens gradually so people can overlook this progressive decline for quite some time. 

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships
September 24, 2020

We once thought of mild-to-moderate hearing loss as an unfortunate condition that might make conversation a little more difficult, but that would ultimately have little consequences outside of mild frustration. Unfortunately, recent studies have shown the situation to be more complicated, with hearing loss being tied to a host of negative social and health outcomes.

Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults
September 16, 2020

Hospital care for older patients can be difficult for a variety of reasons, but one thing that’s been pointed out in medical literature recently is the difficulty posed by hearing loss. Medical care relies, even more than we might guess, on dialogue between the patient, nurses and doctors. When the patient suffers from untreated hearing loss, effective medical treatment can be difficult or impossible.

Celebrate World Alzheimer's Month with a Hearing Test!
September 11, 2020

September is celebrated globally as World Alzheimer’s Month. How does that concern our hearing practice? Alzheimer’s disease is one of the strongest-associated conditions with untreated hearing loss. Recently, The Lancet published a report on the global state of Alzheimer’s, acknowledging that 40% of cases are brought about by a combination of 12 modifiable risk factors. For reference, these are:

5 Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss
August 26, 2020

Hearing loss is a much more common health issue than you may think. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, nearly 1 in 8 people (ages 12 and older) have some degree of hearing loss in one or both ears. This means that over 40 million people navigate daily life with impaired hearing.