With another holiday season right around the corner, participating in conversations around the dinner table and social gatherings can be a real challenge for those with hearing loss. Here are some tips to help you hear your best.
It's 1982. I'm 4 years old, and the proud new owner of two behind-the-ear hearing aids. These things are monsters. Huge. A result of life-saving surgery I had two years earlier. My mother had to put them in for me every morning. At age 4, I had no clue that this stinks. Read more of Scott's story here.
Brain Awareness Week (March 16-22, 2015) celebrates one of the most important organs in the human body and current progress and breakthroughs in brain research. While the brain literally affects every organ and bodily function, did you know hearing loss, especially when it goes untreated, can affect brain function and size?
March was National Kidney Month and today, March 12th is World Kidney Day. Why is this important to us? In October 2010, a study done in Australia showed a link between chronic kidney disease and hearing loss.
When we get fuzzy speech data to work with, such as in music lyrics, noisy settings or, if you have hearing loss, everywhere, our brains can come up with some pretty silly interpretations, like "I led the pigeons to the Flag..." instead of "I pledge allegiance to the Flag..."