Why Is It Hard To Understand Someone With A Mask On?

Why Is It Hard To Understand Someone With A Mask On?

What Did You Say? If you are having a hard time understanding someone wearing a mask- you’re not alone. Those with even a mild hearing loss will notice a significant decrease in their ability to understand someone with a mask on. The reason? We all use facial cues to...
Tips to Combat Social Isolation

Tips to Combat Social Isolation

Last week we discussed hearing loss-related isolation. Social isolation is also often a side effect of hearing loss, as well as those of us sheltering in place during this time. It’s important to take care of your mental and emotional health as much as your...
Ways to Combat Isolation-Related Hearing Loss

Ways to Combat Isolation-Related Hearing Loss

For people with hearing loss, isolation is sometimes voluntary. How can we help our loved ones combat isolation related to their hearing loss? As an audiologist, the first thing that came to my mind once the “Stay Home” order was issued by Governor Brown here in...
How Does Sound Function?

How Does Sound Function?

“I’m sorry, I don’t understand—can you repeat that?” Have you caught yourself saying something similar? You can hear someone talking, but their words are not clear; you can’t understand them. Hearing loss is tricky. When people have issues with their hearing, they are...
Healthy Habits Can Prevent Hearing Loss

Healthy Habits Can Prevent Hearing Loss

Now that the new year is in full swing, how about a little motivation to help you get on the self-improvement path? Allow me to help! As your local audiologist, I want to make sure I’m sharing the latest and greatest information on hearing health with my...