Tag: hearing loss

Treating Hearing Loss Could Help Avoid a Path to Dementia

It’s been said that when a family member is hard of hearing, the whole family has a hearing problem. That thought can be taken to another level when people are caring for loved ones who have a multitude of other health concerns caused by hearing loss. People who live with untreated hearing loss have an…

Listen Up! Dial Down the Decibels

Ever since the Sony Walkman made its debut in the 1980s, there have been pros and cons about the effect that headphones and volume can have on a person’s hearing. However, rocking out to a Walkman, with its distorted sound and funky, over-the-ear headphones is child’s play compared to the complex, high-fidelity sounds that are…

Clearing the Air on Speech and Hearing Disorders

Maintaining harmony in life is a balancing act—keeping that balance may be more challenging for those who can’t hear well or have speech problems. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has designated May as Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) in order to raise awareness about communication disorders, remove the mystery surrounding them, and let everyone know where to seek help. Even just going…