How To Talk To Your Parents About Hearing Loss

The nurse takes your father’s blood pressure, it’s a little high but she says it’s “ok”. A few minutes later the doctor walks in and starts asking question you don’t know the answers to. Your dad leans in closer, you see him trying to read lips, you repeat the doctor’s questions louder so your dad […]

Hearing Loss Can Be Expensive

“I’ll deal with it later.” How many of us use that response for any number of situations in life? In some instances, the consequences may be minor or non-existent, but in others there may be truly serious, negative outcomes. Take, for example, hearing loss. For many people, it can be easy to shrug off the […]

Talking With Loved Ones About Hearing Loss

If you have a family member or friend experiencing hearing loss and not seeking a hearing professional’s help, you probably know how difficult it is to approach the subject. Talking about hearing loss can be an uncomfortable subject, but it is important to encourage action. Hearing loss is a serious problem in our country. About […]

There’s More Than One Type of Hearing Loss

Do you know what’s causing your hearing loss? Is it age-related? Was excessive noise to blame? Is it something else? While many of us may think of hearing loss as simply an age-related problem, there are a variety of causes and types, and different treatment options. It’s important to understand the three types of hearing […]

Hearing Loss Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

It is well known that hearing loss is frequent in older adults, but there are some risk factors of which you may not be aware. Did you know that older adults with moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a higher prevalence of hearing loss than those of the same age without CKD? That’s according to […]