Staying Social as We Age with Grace

I have noticed that I don’t get out as much, or visit with family, friends, and meet new people as often as I used to. A Harvard Women’s Health Watch reported, “Dozens of studies have shown that people who have satisfying relationships with family, friends and their community are happier, have fewer health problems, and live longer.” Hearing is a challenge for …

All Ears: Selective Hearing?

Our bodies are amazing machines.  Consider how the sound of music, birds, and children’s laughter can travel through air, enter our ears, and be received by our brains for us to decide what is beautiful, or not. Our outer ears catch sounds, which travel through our ear canal, reaching our eardrum, then vibrates and starts a magnificent chain reaction.  The …

Accidental Injuries and Adults

A recent survey by The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that accidental injuries are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, and that hearing problems may be associated with an increased risk for such injuries. Of the 6.6 million US adults who experienced accidental injuries annually between 2007 and 2015, approximately 1 in …

Good Reasons to Maintain Your Hearing Early

Larry and Loretta C., of Dewey, AZ write, “Dear Dusty, it has been two years now since I finally got hearing aids from you. I regret putting this off.  I am much more engaged in life and what is going on around me now.  Your staff have been wonderful. You have built a successful business with wonderful customer service to …

Roger Daltrey of The Who says, ‘Tommy, can you hear me?’

At almost every concert by The Who since the late 1960s, Roger Daltrey has performed “Pinball Wizard,” with its tell-tale line: “That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball.” Now, in an ironic twist, Daltrey, 74, is — in his words — “very, very deaf.” So deaf, in fact, that he lip reads and uses monitors in …