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Put some spring in your hearing!
Posted by Kristie Dannemiller-Smith on March 14, 2023
Google the season “spring” and you’ll see images of blooming flowers, butterflies and birds, or find quotes about gardens, happiness and new beginnings. We hear a lot from our hearing aid wearers that spring signals a time of planning and renewal. It’s the season many of you visit your hearing professional to get earwax buildup removed or...
It’s better to deal with hearing loss earlier rather than later
Posted by Kristie Dannemiller-Smith on March 01, 2023
A 2020 New York Times article headlined “Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Dementia? ” covers a lot of things we’ve known — and have been sharing with you — for years. Like that hearing loss is very common, that it’s a risk factor for things like cognitive decline, social isolation and dementia, and that too few people take it...
Loneliness is not good for your health
Posted by Kristie Dannemiller-Smith on February 17, 2023
Maybe it’s been this way for a while and we just didn't notice, but loneliness is getting a lot of attention from healthcare professionals lately. One obvious reason is COVID-19, which has forced people to socially distance or isolate themselves, and has severely limited in-person interactions, especially for older adults. Another reason is the increasing...
Your hearing and your heart, sitting in a tree...
Posted by Kristie Dannemiller-Smith on February 03, 2023
It’s February, which, thanks to Valentine’s Day, is a good month to discuss matters of the heart. Plenty will be written and said about the heart’s connection to love. We’ll leave that topic to the relationship experts. Instead, we want to discuss the heart’s connection to hearing and hearing loss — a subject much more in our...
It can be hard to follow doctors’ orders if you have hearing loss
Posted by Kristie Dannemiller-Smith on January 19, 2023
Today’s hearing fact probably isn’t something that comes to mind when you think about hearing loss. But — if you do think about it — makes a lot of sense. It’s also potentially much more consequential than, say, missing a punchline in your favorite sitcom or your name being called when your Starbucks mocha is ready. According to...
Should you get a hearing test?
Posted by Kristie Dannemiller-Smith on January 04, 2023
Do you ever feel like the people you’re talking to are mumbling or speaking too quickly? Are you having to ask others to repeat themselves frequently? Or maybe you’re struggling to follow a conversation when there is background noise? If so, these could be indicators that you have a hearing loss. It’s not uncommon for friends and family members...
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