Hearing Loss and Vision Problems Go Together as We Age

HHTM Staff: Preliminary research from Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco suggests certain vision problems in older adults is associated with a 50% higher risk of hearing loss.  Here is a summary of the research by Marilyn Schneck and colleagues: 446 adults with a mean age of 79.9 years had their hearing screened and…

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Cheers! Hearing Health, Dementia Prevention and Beer May Mix

HHTM Staff: Regular readers of HHTM know that we are keenly interested in research related to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia as well as general aspects of physical and mental health, especially as they relate to hearing loss.  Links between uncorrected hearing loss and mental disorders (depression, dementia) are fast becoming clear, though causal relationships…

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Smoke Detectors & Alarm Clocks: Can Clients Hear Them?

When we are providing hearing health to our clients, do we consider their hearing loss and the smoke detectors in their homes? Did you know that the standard signal emitted by most commercially available residential smoke detectors falls between 3,000-4,000 Hz? Furthermore, the majority of residential fires occur between 11pm and 7am when most people…

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Prevalence and Future Cost of Hearing Loss

Judy Huch, AuD and HHTM Staff:  Some who stumble across this blog site may wonder how in the world a blog can survive when its only topic is hearing loss and so many people do not recognize how pervasive and insidious hearing loss is.  We’ve compiled information on hearing loss for those folks, so they’ll…

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The Monologue Strategy — If You Can’t Hear, Just Dominate the Conversation

by HHTM Staff Have you encountered people who speak loud and long, dominating conversations by turning a dialog into a monologue?  Maybe the loud person was in another group, but so loud that s/he interfered with the conversation you were trying to have?  If you’ve had these experiences, you likely wondered why the person was talking so loudly…

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