Monday, January 16, 2012

Hearing Loss and Isolation

Hearing loss is one of the most common problems facing older adults. One in three people over 60 and half of those over 85 have hearing problems. Hearing loss makes it hard to understand words, follow conversations and respond to signals, including doorbells and smoke alarms. Hearing difficulties interfere with relationships, making visits with family and friends challenging. Hearing problems can be physically tiring, frustrating, isolating, embarrassing, dangerous and more. Studies show that hearing loss can even lead to depression.

Hearing aids are the first and best step to helping yourself, even if in the past you were told won’t work for you.  The new hearing aids help almost every kind of hearing loss. They increase volume for soft voices and improve mumbled words. You will also benefit from attending the workshop Hearing Loss: The emotional effects, on Saturday January 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM. You and a family member will have the opportunity to learn about the emotional impact of hearing loss and learn ways to manage it. You can learn more about the workshop at:

Life Sounds Great! Enjoy Every Moment!

Jane Kukula, AuD
Paula Webster, MA
Advanced Audiology Concepts

8897 Mentor Ave
Mentor, Ohio 44060


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