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The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Kevin Dee, BC-HIS

Think back to the last time you had a conversation with someone who has untreated hearing loss. What do you recall? One of the first things that might jump to mind is the frustration, feeling of struggle, and sometimes anger experienced by both parties in the conversation. When a person isn’t able to easily understand what is going on in …

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How Can Better Hearing Improve Your Relationships?

In Communication, Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, Research by Kevin Dee, BC-HIS

Hearing loss can be challenging to navigate and may make you feel isolated. It is important to know that you are not alone and that hearing loss is more common than you think.  According to the National Institute of Health, 1 in 8 people in the United States (age 12 and above) experience impaired hearing. Reduced ability to hear significantly …

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Communication with Hearing Loss

In Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Kevin Dee, BC-HIS

One area of difficulty for people living with hearing loss is communication with friends and loved ones. Conversation can be strained, especially when you have to ask people to repeat words or phrases, and it can be even more difficult depending on your location. Homes can be quieter environments, but ambient sound can definitely present a challenge. Restaurants and bars …

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Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss   

In Hearing Loss by Kevin Dee, BC-HIS

After heart disease and diabetes, hearing loss is the third most prevalent medical condition in the US. Although in older adults it is quite common, hearing loss can impact anyone, regardless of their age. About one in three individuals over 65 years of age and 50% of individuals over 75 years of age develop hearing loss. Living with untreated hearing …

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Myths about Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Kevin Dee, BC-HIS

I’ll just have some minor surgery like my friend did, and then my hearing will be okay. Many people know someone whose hearing improved after medical or surgical treatment. It’s true that some types of hearing loss can be successfully treated. With adults, unfortunately, this only applies to 5-10% of cases. I have one ear that’s down a little, but …

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The Impact of Treated Hearing Loss on Quality of Life

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It would seem that hearing is a second-rate sense when compared to vision in our visually oriented modern society. People with hearing loss delay a decision to get hearing help because they are unaware of the fact that receiving early treatment for hearing loss has the potential to literally transform their lives. Research by the National Council on the Aging …