How to Make Family Gatherings Easier for Seniors who are Hearing Challenged

It’s challenging for your loved one to communicate with you when they’re living with a hearing impairment. Fortunately, there are some things (besides getting them hearing aids) that you can do to help include them in your family gatherings so the experience is both pleasant and inclusive for everyone who’s there. Do Your Best to Communicate Clearly While you don’t want to overemphasize your words, you do want to make sure that you speak in a way that’s both clear and concise. By speaking too Read More +

What you Should Know About the Flu Shot

It’s that time of the year again when we start hearing all about how and why we should get our annual flu shots. Unfortunately, there are many people who are afraid to get these shots today. Typically, such fears are based on myths, half-truths, and fictitious ideas that they’ve either heard or read. Once these things are addressed and you understand why it’s a good idea to get your shot, hopefully you’ll be ready to make an appointment to do so. Getting Sick Because of Read More +

Why Good Dental Health Care is so Important for the Elderly

As we grow older, we tend to let things slide, but senior dental health shouldn’t be one of them since it affects your entire body. Instead, seniors need someone to either remind or help them prioritize their oral health. Otherwise we commonly encounter issues like dry mouth and periodontal disease. There are several reasons why we should take these issues just as seriously as we take caring for seniors’ hearts. Heart Disease Research shows there’s a connection between gum and heart diseases. Taking care of Read More +

Tips for Seniors who Want to Build Muscles

As we age, our bodies change. One process we undergo is known as sarcopenia. It can start as early as age 30 and cause a 5% loss of muscle mass each decade. Unfortunately, even the most physically fit individuals aren’t immune to its effects. Symptoms of Sarcopenia There are many things you should watch for here, including: Your body can’t convert protein into energy as well as it could in the past You’re less physically active because you feel weak or lack stamina – something Read More +

How and Why to Find Hearing Aids Near Me

Locating a hearing aid office near you can be such a helpful resource. If you’re experiencing hearing loss and are considering hearing aids, having someone local to you who can answer all your questions and help you adjust to wearing your new devices is imperative. Do I need a local hearing aid company if I am a new hearing aid customer? If you are a first time hearing aid patient you will want to experience the personal touch that comes with meeting a professional hearing Read More +

Simple Senior Fall Prevention Tips

Senior fall prevention is an important topic because as you age, your health and the medications you take make you prone to more falls. This is why falls are one of the leading causes of injuries among older adults. Fear of falling doesn’t have to rule your life since there are some things you can do to easily prevent them. Schedule a Doctor’s Appointment Talk to your doctor about things like: Prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements may increase your risk of falling. Your doctor Read More +

Understanding the Early Side of Dementia

Sometimes we all find ourselves wondering if we’re dealing with just a little bit of dementia. Whether it’s because we’ve forgotten a word in the middle of a sentence or what to call an everyday object, it’s enough to make you wonder why you’re this way. The good news is these aren’t symptoms of a serious disease, just a normal part of aging. Why Aging Changes Your Brain As you age you should expect your brain to change. It’ll take you longer to learn new Read More +

How Hearing Loss Impacts Your Life

Unfortunately, there are many people in the world today who are suffering from a hearing loss but haven’t chosen to seek any type of help for it yet. Part of their reluctancy here lies in the fact that they don’t want to acknowledge the problem since they think they’ll feel embarrassed by it. Of course, there are also some people who feel that this is a weakness and that they’ll appear stronger by simply trying to live their life without using hearing aids. This has Read More +

The Secret

The true “secret” in regards to successful hearing aid fittings is actually the person doing the “hands on” fitting and programming of the hearing aids. If we’re talking about a decent top tier or 2nd tier hearing aid, it can generally be made to sound very well, provided the hearing aid professional has a clue about programming it. According to factory reps who have visited us during the past year, they report that over 2/3 of the hearing aid professionals they come in contact with Read More +

The Best Hearing Aid!

Quite the headline, isn’t it? Seems that everyone is advertising miracle breakthroughs, all new technology and amazing “never seen before” hearing aid products. The simple truth is a bit disappointing. While there are indeed advances in hearing aid technology on a fairly regular basis, the idea that there is a “miracle breakthrough” is pretty disingenuous. To be clear, that is just not the case. There are 6 major manufacturers in the world today in regards to hearing aids. Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Signia, Starkey and Widex. Read More +