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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

In Friends & Family, Hearing Loss by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Unfortunately, there is still a bit of unfounded stigma surrounding hearing loss and the use of hearing aids. This may be why the average American waits about 7 years from the time they notice changes in their hearing to the time they seek help. During that time, untreated hearing loss can cause some real damage to our mental cognition, our …

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Signs of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

If you’re worried about your hearing or the hearing of someone you love, it is important to understand the most common warning signs of hearing loss. Ignoring hearing loss won’t solve the problem; in fact, it could make it much worse. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to an increased risk of depression, social isolation, falling, and even developing dementia. …