Take care of your hearing as you age: the do’s and don’ts

grandmaThis article is contributed by Paul Harrison.

As we grow older it’s natural to want to take care of our health. Many people take regular exercise to stay fit and active, and follow a healthy diet. Whilst we think nothing of having regular health checks such as cholesterol tests and eye examinations, many people are reluctant to get their hearing tested. Continue reading “Take care of your hearing as you age: the do’s and don’ts”

Are Hearing Tests Necessary Before Purchasing a Hearing Aid

hearing test necessaryThis is a guest post by Jamie Knop.

If we had to answer this question with a one word reply, the word we would say is “yes”. This may sound like a somewhat silly question, but for many people who fear they are losing their hearing, it is unclear exactly what a hearing aid does and how to go about purchasing one. Continue reading “Are Hearing Tests Necessary Before Purchasing a Hearing Aid”

Are Hearing Loss and Dementia Connected

deaf person using sign languageThis is a guest post by Jenny Harrison.

There is a common myth that deafness is connected to dementia. At present, we could find no definitive research that states whether or not it does.  However, recent findings have suggested that it may be the case. Continue reading “Are Hearing Loss and Dementia Connected”