Archives for hearing loss

Ways to Protect Your Hearing

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, a time to raise awareness about hearing health and promote strategies for preventing hearing loss. Hearing loss is a common condition among seniors, impacting their quality of life and interpersonal connections. Let’s explore the prevalence of hearing loss among seniors, its primary causes, and practical steps seniors can take to protect and preserve their hearing.   The Prevalence of Senior Hearing Loss Hearing loss is a widespread issue among older adults, affecting a significant portion of the senior population. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately one
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Knowing when it’s time to take the keys away from aging parents

As the elderly loved ones in our lives get older, it pains us nearly as much as it pains them to watch as they slowly lose their independence. And losing the privilege to drive is one of the most prominent and difficult-to-accept signs of aging. Although seniors may put up a fight when the time comes to take away the keys, their safety and the safety of others is at risk. Talking to an elderly individual about why they can no longer operate a vehicle won’t be easy. But if empathy and sensitivity are employed, it can be possible. Broaching
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