Can you believe it's already May? Where has the year gone? Better Hearing Month has been celebrated across America each May since 1927. It aims to raise awareness about hearing loss and treatments and promotes high quality hearing health. Treating hearing loss can dramatically improve life quality not only for persons with hearing difficulties,
It is easy to take the gift of hearing for granted. Hearing supports connections to the world and people around us. Good hearing supports confidence at work and with family, and it helps people engage in the joys of living. Since we often pay little attention to the cacophony of background sounds of daily living,
Holiday family gatherings are a time when it can become evident that someone has trouble hearing. A family member with untreated haring loss may feel forced to choose between not understanding conversations or not participating in celebrations at all. Family members may notice typical signs of hearing loss such as: Needing the television volume loud.
Following these H.E.A.R. strategies will help prevent hearing damage due to loud noise exposure: Hold Yourself Accountable: It's all about education and action. Like most preventative health measures, you are in the best position to ensure that you practice behaviors that support healthy hearing for yourself and your family. Evaluate Your Surroundings: If you are
Untreated hearing loss is a contributing factor in the development of dementia. Researchers have not only found strong correlations between the two, but they also believe that treating hearing loss early, staying mentally active, and maintaining strong social connections all can help lower risks of cognitive decline. Untreated hearing loss burdens cognitive functioning. The less
Benjamin Franklin got it right when he said “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Just as you would take preventative measures to protect yourself from heart disease or diabetes, it pays to protect yourself from occupational hearing loss and hearing problems caused by exposure to loud music, power motors, and