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New Study Links Hearing Loss with Dementia in Older Adults

New Study Links Hearing Loss with Dementia in Older Adults

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that older adults with greater severity of hearing loss were more likely to have dementia, but the likelihood of dementia was lower among hearing aid users compared to...

7 Reasons to Start Your Journey to Better Hearing

7 Reasons to Start Your Journey to Better Hearing

This is the time of year when we tend to make lists. Holiday to-do lists are quickly followed by lists of resolutions with plans for change in the new year. Resolution lists often include things to improve our health and well-being. After reading this article, If you...

The Holiday Season With Hearing Loss

The Holiday Season With Hearing Loss

“Happy Thanksgiving, Aunt Mary” shouted Mary’s niece Ellen. “It’s been so long since we’ve seen you.” Ellen was right, thought Mary. It had been too long. But, amid the chaos of the greeting, Mary remembered why she avoided time with family during the holidays. It was...

How to Know if It’s Time for New Hearing Aids

How to Know if It’s Time for New Hearing Aids

You’ve just returned home from a neighborhood gathering. While you had a good time chatting with friends, there were more than a few times that you struggled to understand what was said. Knowing if it’s time to get new hearing aids is almost as complicated as knowing...

The Downside to Over the Counter Hearing Aids

The Downside to Over the Counter Hearing Aids

People will wait for an average of 10 years from the onset of hearing loss to the day they decide to do something about hearing loss. That is a very long time to allow a health condition to go unaddressed. We encourage every person with hearing loss to address the...

Hearing Loss, End of Life and Grief

Hearing Loss, End of Life and Grief

The loss of someone close to you can be an extremely painful experience. Sometimes the loss is sudden. Unfortunately, too often, the end of life is preceded by significant health problems that may necessitate frequent trips to the hospital. These visits often require...

Is Hearing Loss an Early Sign of Parkinson’s Disease?

Is Hearing Loss an Early Sign of Parkinson’s Disease?

In only the last dozen years, many important studies have surfaced linking hearing loss to disabling conditions, such as cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, clinical depression, diabetes, falls among the elderly, heart disease, and many more. These linkages are...

This Father’s Day, Give the Gift of Better Hearing

This Father’s Day, Give the Gift of Better Hearing

Father’s Day should be a day to celebrate with loved ones. But for many, it is a day when unaddressed hearing loss can cause feelings of isolation and depression. Many people with hearing loss do not recognize that a problem exists. Unfortunately, convincing someone...

Can Hearing Loss Lead to Social Isolation and Loneliness?

Can Hearing Loss Lead to Social Isolation and Loneliness?

When John’s wife asked for the volume on the TV to be turned down, he gave up and turned off the TV altogether. If he turned it down to a volume level she could tolerate, he could no longer understand what was said. He blamed it on her sensitive ears. John also...

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