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Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

In Age Related Hearing Loss, Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Overall Health, Tips & Tricks by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss is a common problem in the US, but healthcare providers might need to do a little more to accommodate their needs, according to a study by New York University. Researchers there analyzed data about hospital patients and found that those with hearing loss had a 32 percent chance of readmission within the next month due to communication problems …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

In Communication, Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

How many times has your partner been exasperated with you and accused you of not listening to them? If it’s a lot, the problem may be a loss of hearing, and it may be affecting your relationship in the way you haven’t considered. Apart from diabetes and obesity, hearing loss in the US is one of three of the fastest-growing …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wished You Knew

In Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss is a condition that affects an estimated 48 million Americans and their loved ones. Communication can often be difficult because of missed words or phrases and repetition, which can then lead to misunderstanding and frustration. Environmental noise or multiple voices can exponentially complicate simple conversation for someone with hearing loss. Starkey Hearing Technologies asked their social media following, …

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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

In Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

You can have a lasting impact on your social outcomes by disclosing your hearing loss to friends or relatives. It is not always easy to ask for accommodation with a condition so sensitive, but according to a recent study of communication strategy on hearing loss, the benefits are extensive. Experts at Massachusetts Eye and Ear hospital interviewed 300 older people with …