Articles on "Hearing Loss"
By Gora Ganguli Hearing loss is an ever-growing problem that robs people of their quality of life. Because it takes away the capacity to communicate and reduces social interaction between people, studies have shown that untreated loss leads to increasing isolation, depression and even dementia. Always thought of as an “elderly person’s problem” it is, in fact, occurring at much earlier stages of life than ever before, due primarily to the ever-increasing noise levels of modern day life and the [...]
IMPACT OF AGING SIGHT & HEARING LOSS ON COGNITION “DEMYSTIFYING SENSORY LOSS” Johns Hopkins & the National Institutes of Health Expert Research Update WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington’s (POB) Macular Degeneration Network, in partnership with the Sibley Memorial Hospital, will host an expert panel lecture on sensory loss and its impact on cognition on Sunday, September 18 from 2 – 4 pm, at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Medical Building, 5215 Loughboro Road, NW, Washington, DC [...]
As a follow up to one of my previous posts, I recently attended a hearing loss support group that was organized by the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The attendees were all residents of Goodwin House Alexandria a continuing care retirement community. Several of the attendees had hearing aids, some were concerned about hearing loss and gathering information, and some were living with people that had hearing loss. After a few people shared their challenges [...]
I was at two different events recently where staff members from the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing were in the audience and really asked some brilliant questions. Their questions related to how specific services or products accomodated for those with hearing loss. It really got me thinking that hearing loss is truly a “hidden disability”. Unless someone tells me that they are hard of hearing, I probably wouldn’t know. It’s also easy to pretend that you [...]
Hearing is one of our most basic senses. It is vital to communication. It helps us to remain in contact with family and friends via the telephone and in-person conversations. Hearing also offers protection from dangerous situations, allowing us to heed a siren or respond to a verbal warning. Individuals with hearing loss often think their situation is hopeless. As their hearing deteriorates, they withdraw deeper and deeper into social isolation and depression. They mistakenly believe that hearing aids cannot [...]
Frank Pollard currently lives with his wife Molly at Greenspring Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springfield, VA. He and his wife were the 9th and 10th residents to move in, so they have seen the community grow to the sprawling campus of 1500 residents that it is today. Frank and Molly made the move after deciding that it was time for them to relax and enjoy life. Frank’s motto now is, “No mow, no sow, no grow, no [...]