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Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

In Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Hearing loss has multifaceted effects that impact more than one’s hearing health. Though hearing loss is the third most common chronic medical condition people experience today, affecting over 48 million people, it remains undertreated. It is estimated that only one-third of people who could benefit from treatment, actually receive it. This highlights that millions of people live with untreated hearing …

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Happy and Healthy Living with Hearing Aids

In Family & Relationships, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Mental Health by Zach Kenealey, HIS

It can be difficult to accept a diagnosis of disabling hearing loss, especially later in life. The idea of beginning a new lifestyle and relearning your sense of hearing can be daunting, but when you consider the benefits of your overall health, you can live a happier—and wealthier! —life. When disabling hearing loss is treated with hearing aids, cochlear implants, …

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How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

In Family & Relationships, Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Hearing loss does more than effect those it afflicts. Often, it’s the people around us who also suffer silently. With the number of people with hearing loss expected to nearly double in the next few decades, it’s important to consider the effects of untreated hearing loss on not only the person experiencing hearing loss, but on their family and close …

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Hearing Loss & Your Disclosure Method

In Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Individuals use different strategies or discussion forms when they decide – or don’t decide – to disclose a hearing loss. At Better Hearing Center, we believe hearing better leads to a better life, and we also understand you need to tell people about your hearing loss on your own timetable and on your own terms. Getting used to a hearing …

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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

In Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Testing by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Do you find that you often have to repeat yourself in conversation with a loved one? Are you concerned that you are not feeling heard or that your words are misunderstood? When it comes to our relationships, communication is an important bedrock. Through conversation, jokes, and serious heart-to-hearts, we come to know and understand one another. When communication breaks down, …