Enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner with Hearing Loss

Enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner with Hearing Loss

Thanksgiving is approaching fast, and in many homes across the country, party planning is already underway. Who is cooking what? How many people are coming? What time should we eat? These are the questions hosts and hostesses will be sorting out in the days before the main event. But if you are someone with hearing loss who is planning on …

Hearing Aids can Fight Alzheimer's Disease

Hearing Aids Can Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

Over five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, so you probably know at least one person with Alzheimer’s, maybe even someone close to you. November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to learn more about this disease, how it could affect us or our loved ones in the future, and what we can do to fight Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s …

History of Hearing Loss

History of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss treatment has come a long way in the past two decades, improving in leaps and bounds with the development of digital technology and sophisticated acoustic designs. The modern hearing aid owes its success and effectiveness to a long history of electric hearing devices, and even to the invention of the telephone. In fact it may be the case …

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

In the United States alone, estimates suggest that there are over one million cases of traumatic brain injury each year which require hospitalization, and as many as 3 million cases of any head injury, including mild concussions. Survivors of serious head injuries may suffer permanent, lifelong effects, and those whose injuries are more mild may experience negative side effects that …

Know Your Rights with Hearing Loss

Know Your Rights with Hearing Loss

For people with hearing loss, the world presents some unique challenges. Luckily, there’s a range of assistive devices from closed captioning to telecoils that can help people with hearing loss interact and communicate. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) set forth the basic rights of people with disabilities. Getting familiar with your ADA rights can help you know when disability …

Greentree Hearing & Audiology - Is There a Link Between Sounds & Emotions

Is there a link Between Sounds & Emotions?

When Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring premiered in 1913, it was poorly received, agitating its audience to the point of rage, violence, and disgust. At the heart of this phenomenon, as explored by the podcast Radiolab, was the “disorderly and unexpected” chords that ran through the entire piece, which caused a similarly disorderly response in its listeners. A variety of different …

Greentree Hearing & Audiology - Break the Habit of Pretending to Hear

Break the Habit of Pretending to Hear

How do you respond when you have trouble hearing a conversation? Do you nod along and scramble to pick up pieces of context? Do you hear yourself constantly asking people to speak up and repeat themselves? Have you surrendered yourself to being out of the loop? All of these approaches can make social interactions irritating or embarrassing, and they are …

Greentree Hearing & Audiology - Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

Heading off to college can be incredibly exciting. As probably many of your older neighbors and family friends have told you, it’s bound to be a thrilling and invigorating time in your life. But, like many big life changes, there are a lot of unknowns that make it exciting in a terrifying way. Sort of that same feeling you experience …

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Higher Health Care Costs for People with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss doesn’t just affect your hearing; it has an impact on your whole life. Studies have shown that untreated hearing loss creates a significant income gap, and workers with unaddressed hearing impairment earn less the more severe their hearing loss. Untreated hearing loss has also been linked to an increased likelihood of medical conditions like depression and dementia. People …

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Family-Centered Care for Hearing Loss

The struggle of adjusting to a life with hearing loss is heavy, but it doesn’t have to be shouldered alone. Bringing friends and family members into your circle and sharing your experiences can increase the ease with which you acclimate to new habits and realities. Audiologists often find that working with the family as a unit in exploring a patient’s …