November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Now that we’re in November, the holidays are just around the corner. At South Shore Hearing Center, we believe that treating hearing loss keeps you connected to your friends and loved ones. As you prepare to get together with family and friends, catching up and making memories requires great communication! You don’t want to miss a minute with untreated hearing …

"Make Listening Safe" with the World Health Organization

“Make Listening Safe” with the World Health Organization

The World Health Organization was established on April 7th in 1948 by the United Nations—that date is now commemorated as World Health Day. The organization was established by the UN to coordinate and direct international health. This means that they serve as a leading authority on issues that are of critical health importance. They also play a central role in …

Common Questions about Hearing Loss

Common Questions about Hearing Loss

Whether you have healthy hearing or have specific hearing needs, you can face a myriad of questions that concern hearing health. There is in fact a lot to know and think about when it comes to the issue of hearing loss, which faces millions of people in the United States—including a growing number of Millenials and teenagers. Hearing loss cannot …

One Musician's Journey with Hearing Loss

One Musician’s Journey with Hearing Loss

The problems musicians face with losing their hearing are all too familiar. It comes as no surprise that those who play loud rock music through punishing amplification would suffer damage over the years. The list of rock musicians who lose their hearing grows every day, and the cases of famous musicians can be devastating to their fans. Lesser-known rock musicians …

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

Modern technology, life changes, hearing changes, they all could come together to mean you need updated hearing aids. The best thing to do is schedule an exam and consultation at South Shore Hearing Center and we can help you decide. First, let’s look at a few things. Are your hearing aids doing the job? Hearing aids are exposed to a …

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn't Help

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Imagine you are out with a group of friends, and you strike up a conversation with someone new in the group. Initially the conversation starts well, and you are able to follow the basics like what their name is, where they’re from. More people enter the venue, the surrounding conversations get louder and louder, and the music starts thumping right …

World Alzheimer's Month: Treatments for Alzheimer's

World Alzheimer’s Month: Treatments for Alzheimer’s

This month draws our attention to Alzheimer’s disease, a cognitive disorder affecting many people, yet many of the underlying causes remain unknown. Although there is much left to learn about the disorder, a surprising connection has been discovered between hearing loss and dementia. In honor of this month of awareness, it is important to look toward the growing number of …

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Have you been avoiding telling your loved ones about your hearing loss? If you’ve been struggling to hear, how you choose to disclose your hearing loss to your family and friends can have a huge impact on how you experience hearing loss. As you get ready to have that conversation with your family, think about these three disclosure methods, and …

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Everyone loves a good holiday, but traveling isn’t always easy. Leaving home can be stressful, especially if you’re one of the 40 million Americans struggling to hear. Whether you’re traveling for work or for leisure, follow these tips to help make your next trip a success. Plan Ahead If you have hearing loss, it’s important to plan ahead and be …

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Some activities will come naturally to you with the assistance of hearing aids. You can insert your aids and move around the house easily, newly aware of the sound that you had been missing for so long. You will likely notice things you hadn’t before, including the neighbor’s dog or cars whizzing by on the street just outside your door. …