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 …

The POWER of hearing better

I just lead another New Warrior Adventure Training. This training was up in the wilds of Wyoming. These trainings are personal growth opportunities for men.  Our theme this time was based on Ted Talks by Brene Brown, on the subject of shame and vulnerability.  I started thinking how hearing decline could be associated with shame and vulnerability.  Brown explains that …

Hearing: Supporting a loved one

Hearing decline doesn’t just affect the person who has it. It also affects spouses, family members, co-workers and friends. From frustration with having to repeat things over to heartbreak at seeing someone you care about isolate themselves, the negative effects of hearing decline cast a wide net. Supporting a loved one to seek help is the right thing to do, …