Your Parents AREN’T Going Crazy – It Might be Hearing Loss

They seem forgetful and confused. It is easy to write that off as a side effect of getting older, but maybe there is something else going on with your parent. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services reports that hearing loss is common among older individuals – one in three has some level of hearing impairment. That number jumps to half …

The Unknown Physical Side Effects of Hearing Loss

At first glance, it seems like the primary side effects of hearing loss would be social in nature. However, hearing loss can lead to a number of other physical side effects as well. Understanding these side effects will help you to recognize and deal with these problems when they occur. Possible Side Effects of Hearing Loss Some of the physical …

How Hearing Loss Affects Your Mind

The Hearing Loss Association of America says that about 48 million Americans suffer some degree of hearing loss. In fact, hearing loss is the third most common chronic medical conditions among older adults. If you are one of those Americans, you already know that hearing loss makes it difficult to engage in conversations, talk on the telephone and hear dialogue on television …

Why a Hearing Aid Could Help Fix Your Parent’s Marriage

Do you find your parents screaming at each other over the dumbest things, saying things like, “Turn the TV down” or “Stop mumbling at me?” Are you worried about their relationship? They may not need a marriage counselor – one of them may just need a hearing aid. Hearing loss causes arguments and other problems in all relationships, especially in …

Top 10 Objections to Getting a Hearing Aid

“I do not have a hearing problem” Many people object to getting a hearing aid because they may not realize they have a hearing problem. Hearing loss is usually gradual and often imperceptible to the person suffering an auditory problem. In fact, only 20 percent of people who might benefit from treatment actually seek help, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Daily Habits that Cause Hearing Loss

Are you sabotaging your hearing with the things you do each day? Not all hearing issues are caused by poor habits, but there are steps you can take to protect the mechanisms that allow you to hear from wear and tear. Don’t take your ear health for granted. Consider how your lifestyle choices affect your hearing and make changes to …

6 Realities About Hearing Loss Your Parents Want You to Know

Hearing loss is a life changer, but something that many people experience as they grow older. Inside the ear are tiny hair cells that convert sound waves into something the brain can interpret. As a person ages, some of those cells die off or become damaged. These cells don’t regrow like your hair or skin does. Once they are gone, …

How a Hearing Loss Evaluation Could Save Your Marriage

“Honey, could you bring me a glass of water?” “What did you say?” “A glass of water, please.” “Say that again? “A glass of water!” “You want a glass of what?” “Water!!”   If this interaction sounds familiar to you, it may be time to get a hearing evaluation. Hearing loss affects 1 in every 8 Americans, with the rate …