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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

In Communication, Family and Relationships, Hearing Health, hearing loss, Hearing Loss Treatment by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

As time passes, we come to appreciate more and more the love and support of those closest to us. Through life’s ups and downs, we rely on the love and support of friends and family to lend a hand or an ear, and we do the same for them. But if we are having trouble hearing, communicating our support for …

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It’s National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, So Let’s Talk About Hearing Loss and Brain Health

In Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Family and Relationships by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

It’s a festive time of year, and you might be busy planning your Thanksgiving menu or getting ready to send out Christmas cards. But November is about something else too: it’s National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is rapidly growing. Currently, there are approximately 5.7 million American adults living with this disease, but this number is …

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

In Family and Relationships, hearing, hearing loss, News and Technology, Tips and Tricks by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

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 …

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The Link Between Untreated Hearing Loss and Mental Health

In Family and Relationships, hearing, hearing accessories, hearing loss, Lifestyle and Leisure by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

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 …

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How Hearing Aids Improve Your Relationships

In Family and Relationships, hearing aids, Lifestyle and Leisure by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Now more than ever, in this age of constant communication, we know that the foundation of any healthy relationship is good communication. We connect to people and the world around us with video chats, texts, jokes, conversations over dinner parties, short chats when we run into one another at the supermarket, and so on. Relationships become unhealthy when there is …