Tag Archives: loss

Are you compensating for your loved one’s hearing loss?

If your loved one has untreated hearing loss and you find yourself constantly having to “translate” (explaining to them what they misheard), you may be compensating for them. Although you’re trying to be helpful, in the long run, compensating can be harmful to both of you. Compensating for your partner’s hearing loss can be mentally draining. “When it… Read More »

COVID-19 and hearing loss: What we know

COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has now been linked to many long-term complications, including heart damage, lung damage and neurological disorders. One emerging area of research is whether hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) can result from coronavirus infection—either as a symptom or as a complication days or weeks later. We do know that many different types… Read More »

Face masks, hearing loss and hearing aids

Face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) help protect us from the coronavirus, but they add communication challenges for everyone, especially people with hearing impairments. That’s because: Face masks lower the volume of a person’s speech and slightly garble it. Face shields, social distancing and plastic barriers further muffle or reduce sound. Face mask ear loops may tug on your hearing… Read More »

Living with mild hearing loss

Hearing loss is divided into degrees of severity from mild to profound. If you have mild hearing loss, your hearing loss isn’t severe and you can likely “fake it until you make it” in many social situations. However, despite how it sounds, “mild” hearing loss doesn’t mean harmless—it can still have profound effects on your quality… Read More »