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Helping a Loved One with Dementia and Hearing Loss

Helping a Loved One with Dementia and Hearing Loss

A few years ago, studies were published that showed a connected between untreated hearing loss and dementia and cognitive decline. Some studies even indicate that untreated hearing loss can speed up the progression of cognitive decline in older adults. Because of...
How Long Should You Wait Before Getting Hearing Aids?

How Long Should You Wait Before Getting Hearing Aids?

Hearing loss, especially age-related hearing loss, often occurs gradually. Many people do not notice their hearing beginning to change, and a few years can go by before their hearing loss begins to interfere with their communication and activities of normal life. Even...
What Can You Do With Old Hearing Aids?

What Can You Do With Old Hearing Aids?

Do you have old hearing aids lying around? Perhaps you replaced them with new technology, or perhaps they belonged to a loved one who passed away. Hearing aids are often fairly costly, and it can feel like a real waste to let them lie unused or just throw them away....
When should I get hearing aids?

When should I get hearing aids?

We all know that early intervention is important when dealing with children. A child with hearing loss that is identified and receives treatment early in life (before 6 months old) has a far greater chance of developing in a similar way to a child with normal hearing...
How does age affect hearing?

How does age affect hearing?

It is common knowledge that our hearing, like other parts of the body, deteriorates as we get older. Age-related hearing loss occurs in approximately 30% of adults between 65 and 74 years old. This increases to 40-50% over the age of 75.  With such a high prevalence,...