The Hearing Ally Blog
Hearing loss, the extremely common, yet invisible birth defect*. It can masquerade as a learning disability or attention problem if left unaddressed.
When we talk about children with a hearing impairment raised in a hearing and speaking environment, the negative impact of leaving it untreated is very well documented. Because speech and language development have critical windows in early life, hearing loss can significantly impact this development. This is true even when it is mild or only in one ear! Even common (though not at birth) and seemingly benign things like ear infections can cause mild (or greater) conductive hearing loss and impact development.
We know from years of identifying children with hearing loss after there are signs of speech and language delays that delayed intervention can be extremely costly. Turns out it is much cheaper for the government to identify and intervene with children with hearing loss as early as possible, rather than wait.Read on!
Chances are your healthcare providers know very little about tinnitus, its causes, or how to treat it.
Even if they went to a prestigious school or work hard to stay up to date on new treatments. Why? Well, in part because researchers don’t claim to know that much about tinnitus. But we know a lot more today than ever before and there are many evidence based treatments available. Unfortunately, despite the fact tinnitus effects 15% of the population, most medical schools aren’t teaching enough about the ear/brain system. And, what they do teach, is usually out of date.
Your patients are missing your best advice: My Top 5 Tips on How to Be Heard for Healthcare Providers
Isn’t it strange how patients sometimes just “hear what they want to hear.” For example, you are positive you didn’t say “I love WebMD, go ahead and read that instead of asking me for advice.” Yet somehow, that is the primary piece of information they left your office with. They are truly missing some of your best advice. Today I’m going to give you my Top 5 Tips on How To Be Heard for healthcare providersRead on!
Hearing Test Apps; Are they accurate? Quick, fairly accurate options for a hearing screening at home.
Some hearing test apps may actually be worth trying. Especially if a family member is avoiding getting a hearing test, this can be a quick option each adult family member can do.Read on!
How to make hearing during family gatherings more manageable, so we can actually engage with people and enjoy ourselves! A few simple tricks can make a big impact.Read on!
75-year Harvard study concludes what we already knew. Community and connection are vital to our health.
One of the largest longitudinal health studies ever performed highlights the immense power of quality relationships with others. Hearing loss can get directly in the way of this human necessity and dramatically impact our health. Hearing Ally provides resources on how to truly address hearing loss.Read on!