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Hearing loss is scary. Don’t give in to fear

Hearing loss is scary. Don’t give in to fear

Hearing loss is often funny when it first starts to show up. You’ll be cooking seafood with your spouse, they’ll hear “kiss” not “fish,” and you’ll end up with a peck on your cheek instead of a salmon filet. But from then on it only gets worse. The volume on the TV...
How Hearing Loss Works

How Hearing Loss Works

Most people who suffer from hearing loss are experiencing the degeneration of they important hairs. This condition is called “sensorineural hearing loss.” In my opinion, the sense of hearing doesn’t get the credit it deserves. The entire process is a fascinating...
Hearing Aids Myths That Keep Us From Treatment

Hearing Aids Myths That Keep Us From Treatment

The choice to seek care for hearing loss is more than just a medical consideration. For most of us, the decision whether or not to use hearing aids is tied up in some of the deepest aspects of who we are. Whether it be our work, our relationships, or our very sense of...
Hearing Loss: How to Help a Loved One in Denial

Hearing Loss: How to Help a Loved One in Denial

The other day, I had a patient come in who was fed up with working around his hearing loss. Or, rather, he was fed up with forcing his wife to do so. “Whenever we’re around other people, she has to ‘translate’ for me constantly,” he told me. “I don’t want to do that...