Hearing Health Blog
A couple of months back, I wrote a piece entitled “The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease”. What I was conveying in the article was the importance of letting your audiologist know when you’re having issues, whatever they may be, because we can only address problems we know exist. But knowing the problem exists is only half the battle. Like all
As the calendar flips to the end of the year, thoughts turn to the holidays & family gatherings, colder weather/rain (?!?) and... insurance?? While certainly not as fun as planning for the holidays, planning healthcare spending at the end of the year can be an important and valuable annual task. This is particularly true when it comes to hearing aids.
Sometimes I feel like a priest, or a bartender. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had patients confess to me that they haven’t been wearing their hearing aid(s) for a long time. I give them kudos for ‘biting the bullet’, making the appointment and confessing their ‘audiological transgressions’. But I also encourage them not to wait so long
Though I hope you read further, the answer to the title is a resounding no! Hearing aids and associated assistive listening devices (ALDs) are extremely safe, and amazing devices that only help their users. Wireless technologies are highly regulated, for both safety and performance concerns. Especially in our global economy, manufacturers have to design products that are able to pass
Untreated, age-related hearing loss is a significant national problem. Untreated hearing loss is statistically associated with higher risks of cognitive decline, dementia; falls with injury; reduced earning potential ability, social isolation and depression. With the population 65+ in the United States expected to reach 80 million in the next 25 years, the number of people with hearing loss will rise