Our ears are buzzing! You told us what you wanted to know about hearing loss care and prevention in 2018. Check out our top 5 blog posts from the past year. Read them again or share with a friend to keep the conversation going!
Did you struggle to hear your family members at this year’s holiday gatherings? Have you found yourself saying ‘What?’ more than normal? Has your spouse repeatedly complained that the TV is too loud? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time to get your hearing checked.
Hearing loss affects not only the person with the loss but also the loved one’s in their life. But there are ways to make it easier on everyone.
‘Tis the season for fuzzy sweaters, hot cocoa, thick blankets, and…hearing protection? Whether you live in a cold climate, or you’re visiting family or friends for the holidays, chances are you’ll be experiencing the bitter sting of cool winter air at some point this season. You may know that a drop in temperatures can cause your body to shiver and your teeth to chatter, but did you know that it can also cause changes in your ears that lead to ringing in the ears, pain, dizziness, and even hearing loss? Learn more about the potential dangers to your hearing and how you can protect your hearing in cold weather.
There’s no doubt about it, hearing aids are expensive. That’s part of the reason why only 1/3 of adults who could benefit from hearing aids actually use them1. But, a 2016 study from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery suggests that the cost of untreated hearing loss may actually be more than cost of hearing aids.
An estimated 15% of American adults have hearing loss, but less than one-third of those who could benefit from hearing aids actually use them, in part because of cost. It turns out that hearing loss left untreated has far-reaching health, emotional, and financial costs for individuals and society. But there are ways to find savings to treat hearing loss within your FSA and HSA healthcare spending accounts.
Supply lists, school clothes, physicals – it’s all part of back to school time. But there may be an important item not on your list to get your children classroom ready.
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From social isolation to tidings of joy
Do the approaching holidays fill you with feelings of joy…or dread? For individuals who can’t hear well, it’s often the latter. Some people even “drop out” of the holidays because they have so much trouble hearing conversation, especially in large, noisy gatherings.