Your audiology patients have arrived at your office. Maybe they’re alone, maybe they’re with a family member, friend or caregiver. In the few minutes it takes to check in, sit down and grab a magazine they could also be learning more about a helpful (and no-cost) tool for staying connected with or without hearing aids.
Many factors can arise when certifying a patient for a captioned telephone service. The patient-first ideology focuses on trust, respect for patients, shared decision making, sensitivity to patient needs, and always looking out for their best interest. In order to have a positive patient outcome, expectations must be met or exceeded.
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away—so how about an audiologist? While no single food can definitively directly impact your hearing health, studies suggest there are plenty of nutritious eating options that may play a role in keeping hearing loss at bay.
The Hearing Loss Association of America estimates that around 20% of Americans (around 48 million people) experience some form of hearing loss. In fact, it’s so common that one in three people will experience hearing loss by age 65. No matter how old you are, hearing loss is definitely nothing to feel bad about – and it shouldn’t keep you from living your life, either.
It’s no secret that talking on the phone with friends and family can be a great source of happiness – and even the most mundane, task-oriented calls give us a sense of connection and control over our lives. Without this daily social connection, people with hearing loss can be at risk for chronic sadness or depression. Here are three ways talking on the phone can help people with hearing loss live happier, more connected lives.
From theaters and restaurants to busy office environments and even relaxing in your own living room, background noise can make it tough to hear what’s being said. If you have hearing loss, it can make it nearly impossible.
Do you ever feel "off" on days when you haven't been able to connect with friends and family? There’s a good reason for that. Studies continue to reveal the many benefits of social interaction at any age – but especially to help us live happier (and healthier) as we grow older. In fact, staying connected can help boost your immune system, decrease blood pressure and even keep depression, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer at bay.
The old woman with the horn in her ear. The old man yelling “What did you say?!” in the park. They could both be characters in a Greek mythology-style tale about hearing loss through the ages – but the truth is, hearing loss is an incredibly common issue in America. It transcends all ages and stereotypes. And it’s time we started separating the facts from the myths.