How to Tell Your Parents They Need Hearing Aids

Two Parents Who Need Hearing Aids


Age-related hearing loss is one of the most common types of hearing loss, and if one of your parents is having trouble hearing you these days, they may be one of the many experiencing this type of hearing loss. While you may recommend hearing aids to your parent with their best interest in mind, this suggestion may not go over as well as you’d hope. To make discussing hearing aids with you parent a bit easier, ere are 5 steps you can take to start discussing hearing aids with your parent. 

How to Enjoy the Holidays with Your Loved One with Hearing Loss


If one of your loved ones has hearing loss, enjoying the holiday season can more challenging than you’d hoped. So, when spending time with your loved one over the holidays, consider doing your part to accommodate their hearing loss. Simply follow these 10 tips to better enjoy your holiday festivities together. 

What Tinnitus Sounds Like: Ringing in Your Ears

Young Woman Experiencing Ringing in Her Ears


What tinnitus sounds like is a ringing sound that no one else seems to notice but you. Not only is this condition frustrating, but it can make it difficult to hear what others are trying to say. If you are experiencing tinnitus, rest assured that you’re not alone: Roughly 10% (25 million) of U.S. adults have experienced it for at least five minutes within the past year. If you find yourself frequently experiencing tinnitus, let’s take a moment to dive in and discuss this condition, its impacts, and how it can be treated.

6 Reasons NOT to Give Hearing Aids as a Gift

Hearing Aids as a Gift


There’s one holiday activity that seems to trump all: gift-giving. While kids are asking for the latest toys, adults often expect more practical gifts. That being said, if your loved one appears to have hearing loss, you may think that purchasing hearing aids for them would be a great idea! It turns out that these devices not usually received as well as you may expect. In fact, giving your loved one a pair of hearing aids is usually a pretty bad idea, and here are just 6 reasons why.

How to Wear Hearing Aids with Glasses or a Nasal Cannula

Elderly Woman's Hands Holding Glasses


Behind-the-ear hearing aids, glasses, and nasal cannulas all rest behind your ears, making it easy for one item to interfere with the other. The good news is that there is still a way for you to hear, see, and breathe better all at once. In the following, we address how to wear glasses with hearing aids, how to wear a nasal cannula with your hearing aids, and how to wear all three at once.  

How to Hear the Sounds of the Season with Hearing Loss


From the all too popular Christmas carols to your grandchildren excitedly running around the house on Christmas Eve, there are a variety of sounds to look forward to this holiday season. That is, of course, unless you suffer from hearing loss. Fortunately, there are certain measures you can take to better hear the sounds of the season this year. Let’s talk about a few of them.

How is Hearing Loss Connected to Your Balance?

Elderly Woman Maintaining Balance by Holding Onto her Elderly Female and Male Friends' Arms


Did you know that your ears do more than simply help you to hear? In addition to allowing you to experience a world of sound, your ears help you to balance. With the help of your ears, your brain can process and receive signals that allow you to maintain a steady posture and focus. Unfortunately, if your inner ears are damaged, your ability to balance may be impacted as well. In the following, we will discuss balance disorders, their causes, treatments, and finally, how they are connected to hearing loss.

4 Hearing Aid Facts for Your Loved One


Instead of gifting your loved one with hearing aids, you’ll want to get them involved in the process by talking to them about their hearing loss. Once they’ve shown signs of accepting their hearing loss, and before you help them find the appropriate hearing aids, share these 4 hearing aid facts with them in order to help them set realistic expectations.