Tips & Resources

These helpful tips and educational articles are provided to help you understand the world of hearing loss and help you make well informed decisions.

Is My Hearing Good For My Age?

Is My Hearing Good For My Age?

Frequently I see patients who believe aging = hearing loss. In my experience, that's not necessarily the case. Let's explore a few other factors that contribute to hearing loss and what you can do to keep your hearing healthy. Let's Start With the Myth: Hearing loss...

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Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Everything You Need to Know About Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline According to Uchida et. al., adults with hearing loss develop significant cognitive impairments 3.2 years sooner than those with normal hearing. To understand how this happens, let’s explore two...

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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...

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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 hearing...

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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...

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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...

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