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April 23, 2022

Age-Related Hearing Loss Is Often Untreated

Age-related hearing loss is one of the most common medical conditions we face as we age. While one-third of those aged 60–69 have hearing loss, two-thirds of those 70 and up have it. Nearly everyone who reaches age 100 has hearing loss, suggesting we’ll all experience it eventually if we only live long enough! Hearing aids remain the best and…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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April 14, 2022

The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

Some 48 million Americans are living with hearing loss today. While around 100,000 of those people were born with hearing loss, the majority acquired it at some point in their lives. Some of the causes of acquired hearing loss include: Ear Infection – Children often experience temporary hearing loss as a result of ear infections (otitis media). If ear infections…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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April 5, 2022

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Each May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM). BHSM is a time to spread broader awareness about communication disorders of all kinds—including hearing loss—and talk about some of the life-altering treatments that can help make communication easier. The theme for 2022 is “Connecting People.” What a great reminder of what treating hearing loss is…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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March 28, 2022

How Treating Hearing Loss Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Have you started to notice hearing loss? If not, have others told you that you might have a hearing problem? Hearing loss usually comes on so slowly that we don’t notice it until it is quite significant, even though we can benefit from treatment in the form of hearing aids long before our lives become unmanageable as a result of…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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March 16, 2022

Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

For millennia, hearing loss has been a problem that has affected people of all ages, but especially those above the age of 60. About a third of people aged 60–69 have hearing loss, and for those aged 70 and up, the incidence climbs to two-thirds. Nearly 100% of centenarians have it, suggesting we’ll all experience hearing loss eventually if we…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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March 11, 2022

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

Hearing loss is one of the most common afflictions we face as we age. Age-related hearing loss, or “presbycusis,” affects about one-third of those aged 60–69 and two-thirds of those aged 70 and up. By age 100, nearly everyone has hearing loss, suggesting we’ll all experience it if we live long enough. For most of history, hearing loss has been…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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March 7, 2022

On the Job with Hearing Loss

When hearing loss appears in our lives, it tends to impact a lot more than we initially imagine. Hearing loss can have a profound effect on many aspects of daily life, not least on our ability to efficiently communicate with others and accurately process information. In the workplace, these skills are essential, and it may be the first place you…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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March 4, 2022

Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Do you hear a constant “ringing” sound in your ears? Or maybe a buzzing, clicking, or screeching sound? While some 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus at some point in their lives, only about 15 million seek medical assistance with it. Tinnitus is the #1 medical concern affecting veterans returning from active duty, above hearing loss. Some people who suffer…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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February 28, 2022

Tips for Communicating If You Have Hearing Loss

About 48 million Americans today are living with some form of hearing loss. Despite how common it is, hearing loss is an “invisible disability.” Most people without hearing loss have little, if any, idea what it’s like for those who do have it. This can create miscommunication and difficulty in social interactions, but by keeping a few tips in mind,…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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February 15, 2022

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Imagine that you’re out to dinner with your spouse and a group of friends. You’re excited to see everyone, and after a vigorous round of hellos, you take your seat. You’ve been anticipating this dinner for a few weeks now; these are people you really love but don’t get to see often enough. As the dinner conversation gets rolling, there’s…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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February 3, 2022

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Hearing loss affects about one-third of people aged 65–75 and nearly half of those over age 75. Despite the prevalence of hearing loss, only about one in five people who would benefit from hearing aids actually wears them, and it takes us an average of seven years from the time we notice hearing loss to the time we schedule an…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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January 31, 2022

Working with Hearing Loss

When hearing loss appears in our lives, it tends to impact a lot more than we initially imagine. Hearing loss can have a profound effect on many aspects of daily life, not least on our ability to efficiently communicate with others and accurately process information. In the workplace, these skills are essential, and it may be the first place you…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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April 23, 2022

Age-Related Hearing Loss Is Often Untreated

Age-related hearing loss is one of the most common medical conditions we face as we age. While one-third of those aged 60–69 have hearing loss, two-thirds of those 70 and up have it. Nearly everyone who reaches age 100 has hearing loss, suggesting we’ll all experience it eventually if we only live long enough! Hearing aids remain the best and…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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April 14, 2022

The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

Some 48 million Americans are living with hearing loss today. While around 100,000 of those people were born with hearing loss, the majority acquired it at some point in their lives. Some of the causes of acquired hearing loss include: Ear Infection – Children often experience temporary hearing loss as a result of ear infections (otitis media). If ear infections…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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April 5, 2022

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Each May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM). BHSM is a time to spread broader awareness about communication disorders of all kinds—including hearing loss—and talk about some of the life-altering treatments that can help make communication easier. The theme for 2022 is “Connecting People.” What a great reminder of what treating hearing loss is…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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March 28, 2022

How Treating Hearing Loss Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Have you started to notice hearing loss? If not, have others told you that you might have a hearing problem? Hearing loss usually comes on so slowly that we don’t notice it until it is quite significant, even though we can benefit from treatment in the form of hearing aids long before our lives become unmanageable as a result of…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

Featured image for “Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss”
March 16, 2022

Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

For millennia, hearing loss has been a problem that has affected people of all ages, but especially those above the age of 60. About a third of people aged 60–69 have hearing loss, and for those aged 70 and up, the incidence climbs to two-thirds. Nearly 100% of centenarians have it, suggesting we’ll all experience hearing loss eventually if we…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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March 11, 2022

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

Hearing loss is one of the most common afflictions we face as we age. Age-related hearing loss, or “presbycusis,” affects about one-third of those aged 60–69 and two-thirds of those aged 70 and up. By age 100, nearly everyone has hearing loss, suggesting we’ll all experience it if we live long enough. For most of history, hearing loss has been…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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March 7, 2022

On the Job with Hearing Loss

When hearing loss appears in our lives, it tends to impact a lot more than we initially imagine. Hearing loss can have a profound effect on many aspects of daily life, not least on our ability to efficiently communicate with others and accurately process information. In the workplace, these skills are essential, and it may be the first place you…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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March 4, 2022

Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Do you hear a constant “ringing” sound in your ears? Or maybe a buzzing, clicking, or screeching sound? While some 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus at some point in their lives, only about 15 million seek medical assistance with it. Tinnitus is the #1 medical concern affecting veterans returning from active duty, above hearing loss. Some people who suffer…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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February 28, 2022

Tips for Communicating If You Have Hearing Loss

About 48 million Americans today are living with some form of hearing loss. Despite how common it is, hearing loss is an “invisible disability.” Most people without hearing loss have little, if any, idea what it’s like for those who do have it. This can create miscommunication and difficulty in social interactions, but by keeping a few tips in mind,…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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February 15, 2022

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Imagine that you’re out to dinner with your spouse and a group of friends. You’re excited to see everyone, and after a vigorous round of hellos, you take your seat. You’ve been anticipating this dinner for a few weeks now; these are people you really love but don’t get to see often enough. As the dinner conversation gets rolling, there’s…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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February 3, 2022

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Hearing loss affects about one-third of people aged 65–75 and nearly half of those over age 75. Despite the prevalence of hearing loss, only about one in five people who would benefit from hearing aids actually wears them, and it takes us an average of seven years from the time we notice hearing loss to the time we schedule an…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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January 31, 2022

Working with Hearing Loss

When hearing loss appears in our lives, it tends to impact a lot more than we initially imagine. Hearing loss can have a profound effect on many aspects of daily life, not least on our ability to efficiently communicate with others and accurately process information. In the workplace, these skills are essential, and it may be the first place you…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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