Benefits of Hearing Loss Treatment: Better Relationships!

Benefits of Hearing Loss Treatment: Better Relationships!

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Communication, Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment

Relationships are an essential part of our lives. They bring us joy, nurturance, and happiness. Our relationships with family, friends, and partners provide meaning and are often described as the most important part of life. We spend so much of our time with other people, including in our professional lives with coworkers. Hearing loss can strain these relationships, causing your …

The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Brain Health, Cognitive Health, Communication, Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, Lifestyle & Leisure, Mental Health, Research, Tips & Tricks

Social engagement is often identified as extremely important for children and their development. This emphasis on social interaction during early stages of identity development often overlooks the importance of remaining socially active as one continues to age. Social activity continues to shape who we are and who we are becoming as we are always learning, growing, and changing throughout our …

Supporting A Loved One with Hearing Loss in a Nursing Home

Supporting A Loved One with Hearing Loss in a Nursing Home

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Family & Relationships, Hearing Loss

Having a loved one residing in a nursing home can be difficult at times. When your loved one suffers from hearing loss that can add even more pressure. The environment within the nursing home should be able to promote and maintain a social dynamic that fosters positive effects on their daily lives. Being equipped with a hearing aid alone will …

Improving Communication with Your Family

Improving Communication with Your Family

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Communication, Family & Relationships, Tips & Tricks

Helen Keller once remarked, “Blindness separates people from things, but deafness separates people from people.” With hearing loss, we can easily be isolated from those who are closest to us. This isolation comes from the difficulty in understanding the words of family members.  You might have noticed it when you repeatedly ask your family members to repeat themselves, or complain that they …

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Communication, Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Testing, Tips & Tricks

Did you know it takes the average person with hearing loss seven years to seek treatment for their condition? Yet, when hearing loss arises the sooner a person seeks treatment the more effectively they can rehabilitate their hearing. Sometimes denial, embarrassment and procrastination get in the way of a person seeking help for hearing issues, and delayed attention can worsen …