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 …

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 …

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, …

Hearing Speech Clarity

Surveys reveal when people finally accept they need assistance with their hearing, they look for the newest technology, and a specialist they can trust and depend on. Over the last six months, about 30 of our patients have switched from Zounds hearing aids to our newest Starkey technology. 100% of these patients report greater clarity, quality and reliability. The benefits …