Hearing Loss

The Joy of Being a Woman in Her 70’s

February 4, 2019 3:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Sunday New York Times often drops a gift in my lap – a startling photograph, an engrossing article, an opinion piece that makes me wish I could chat with the author. Yesterday I read “The Joy of Being a Woman in her 70’s” by Mary Pipher, renowned psychologist, and author of Finding Ophelia, about adolescent girls. Her new book, due mid January, deals with another chapter of life, the one I myself have entered (small wonder it caught my eye!) This chapter may bring challenges, yet most women here describe themselves as being in a vibrant and happy life... View Article

Please Pass the Pie!

December 3, 2018 8:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Please pass the pie! Now that you’ve finished your shopping, chosen the wines, cleaned the house, baked the pies, and taken out the platters, let’s add one more thing to your holiday preparations: plan how you can make it easier for your guests who have some hearing loss to fully partake in the conversation. Folks with hearing loss may have challenges hearing conversation at the holiday table. The table is bigger, more than one conversation may be happening at the same time, and yes, people chatter while chewing. As host, we can take a few easy thoughtful steps to facilitate... View Article

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Calling All Grandchildren!

August 31, 2018 6:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hearing aid technology has made phenomenal advances, and is highly interactive with the soundscape so that the listener has a better chance than ever to hear well and comfortably. And yet, hearing aids are only part of the prescription for better hearing. Good listening strategies and strong, kind family support are as important as ever. If you are lucky enough to have grandchildren in your family scene, you have a built-in resource to help in the adjustment to hearing aids. I say this on the basis of years of observations of the families I see in my practice. Children are,... View Article

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How Veterans Can Get Help For Hearing Loss

June 30, 2018 2:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The short answer to the question of how veterans can get help for hearing loss is that many can get access to both free or low-cost audiology services and hearing aids through their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health benefits if they meet the eligibility requirements for hearing services. The VA contracts with many of the major hearing aid manufacturers to provide state-of-the-art hearing aids to veterans at discounted prices. If that’s the case why don’t more veterans get help? “Though almost all people with hearing loss could be helped by hearing aids, only about 20 percent of those who... View Article

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7 Serious Benefits to Wearing Hearing Aids

May 15, 2018 7:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you noticed that you’re missing important parts of conversations or hearing words incorrectly? Does your family tell you that the television is always too loud? You probably know that you could have hearing loss, but feel embarrassed. You might even get angry when friends and family tell you they think you should have your hearing checked. That’s because many people associate hearing loss with getting older and the elderly. In fact, 65% of people who have some sort of hearing loss are actually younger than 65 and back in 2011, a study by John Hopkins Medicine reported that as... View Article

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