Untreated Hearing Loss Could Lead to Isolation

Untreated Hearing Loss Could Lead to Isolation

Hearing loss is often undiagnosed and untreated among American adults, in part due to the fact that it is an invisible condition. Moreover, because hearing loss develops gradually over time, it is likely that we learn to adjust our behaviors to accommodate our hearing loss. For example, people with untreated hearing loss may ask others to repeat themselves or speak …

A Link between Drinking and Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss affects over 37 million Americans, impacting everyone from grandparents to teens. While many people acknowledge the common causes of hearing loss such as age-related hearing loss, or hearing loss from exposure to dangerously loud sounds like noisy construction sites or rock concerts, few are aware of the other causes of hearing loss. There are less obvious things that …

What to Do if You Lose Your Hearing Aids

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Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve lost til it’s gone? Joni Mitchell was onto something – that’s just the way it goes with misplaced items. For those of us who use hearing aids, they may seem impossible to lose. After all, we know the significant benefits that hearing aids bring to our daily lives. …

Hearing Loss Fatigue: How to Restore Your Energy

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You can’t drink from an empty cup. It’s an idea plastered over every self-help blog on the internet and a version of this permeates Instagram culture. In essence, this simple maxim is responding to our culture’s overemphasis on busy-ness and doing. It asks us to pause, put down the to-do list and evaluate our inner energy levels. Have you taken …

Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

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We often treat age related hearing loss as part of the normal aging process. And we should, as many of our systems undergo significant changes as we age. However, there are steps we can take to mitigate the damage we do to our auditory systems, thereby reducing the level of harm we contribute. In an age where so many of …

4 Signs You May Need a Hearing Test

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Contrary to popular belief, hearing loss is not only found among older populations. In fact, there have been rising numbers of young adults with hearing loss. This modern world has changed in the last decade and a half, with almost everyone connected to an electronic device. It should come as no surprise that earbuds, which deliver loud volumes in close …

Practicing with a Loved One’s Voice Could Improve Your Hearing

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Hearing loss is a growing problem, especially among seniors. Between 2000 and 2015, the number of Americans with hearing loss doubled, and is now estimated to be 48 million. Although hearing loss has slightly declined among U.S. adults ages 20 to 69, the number has risen steadily in the 70 and over age group. This is a concern because, aside …

The Link Between Untreated Hearing Loss and Mental Health

You know that living with untreated hearing loss leads to a disconnect with your everyday life. You don’t hear the phone ringing, you’ve missed the doorbell three times this week, and you can’t follow conversations as easily as you used to. You have started staying home rather than meeting friends for dinner, and you can’t remember what the birds sound …

Tips for Dining with Hearing Loss

Food is all of the rage these days, from celebrity chefs on the Food Network to competitions like Master Chef and The Great British Bake-Off. Dining out at the trendiest new restaurants has become one of our favorite things to do. It’s also a way to socialize with our friends and loved ones and reconnect. But is it fun if …

Being an Effective Listener: Communication is the Key to Connection

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“We have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak,” said Epictetus, the Greek philosopher. Being a good listener is a crucial part of good communication. According to a study from Wright State University in Ohio, conducted with 8,000 participants employed in businesses, hospitals, universities, and military and government agencies, “the average person …