Don’t Let Hearing Loss Leave You Isolated

Hearing loss and social isolation

“There simply is no pill that can replace human connection. There is no pharmacy that can fill the need for compassionate interaction with others. The answer to human suffering is both within us and between us.                                    -Dr. Joanne Cacciatore Human beings need more than nutrition and exercise to maintain good health. Much research over recent… Continue reading Don’t Let Hearing Loss Leave You Isolated

The Importance of Closed-Captioning

The importance of closed captioning

If you are a person with normal hearing, you probably do not pay much attention to closed-captioning on your favorite television shows, your streaming service, or your online videos. At least, you don’t pay much attention to it until you cannot access the sound for some reason or another. Suddenly, you do not understand what’s… Continue reading The Importance of Closed-Captioning

Gender and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss in men versus women

Hearing loss can happen to anyone at any age, regardless of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background. However, there are some groups of people that are predisposed to hearing loss for a variety of different reasons. Often, the groups of people that are more likely to experience hearing loss have a variety of different occupational and… Continue reading Gender and Hearing Loss

New Study Reveals That Wearing a Hearing Aid Could Protect Your Brain

Wearing a hearing aid protects the brain

If you are new to research on age-related hearing loss, it may come as a surprise that this type of hearing loss has been linked to several other health conditions. For example, age-related hearing loss has been connected to depression, anxiety, and a greater risk of falls. For several years now, researchers and audiologists have… Continue reading New Study Reveals That Wearing a Hearing Aid Could Protect Your Brain

Do I Have Hearing Loss If I Can Hear, But Not Understand?

what can it mean to not hear clearly

The process of hearing is not limited to the ears. The brain plays a significant role in the processing and understanding of sound. Understanding involves hearing and focus. It is not just concerned with the effort required to hear a sound, but with the energy needed to process that sound. It is the complex process… Continue reading Do I Have Hearing Loss If I Can Hear, But Not Understand?