Hearing Blog

Adults should get regular hearing checkups

November 18, 2022

If the human body came with Care & Maintenance instructions, today’s recommendation from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) would certainly be on them. It’d be right in there to have your teeth cleaned and checked annually; visit your general practitioner for physicals and blood work; get vaccinated from diseases; exercise; eat fruits and vegetables; drink plenty of water and, of course, “do not dry clean.” The recommendation makes sense. Our hearing is tightly tied to our quality of life — from little things that impact each and every day (like enjoying music or missing a punchline) to bigger issues that can affect our long-term physical ...

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National Family Caregivers Month

November 3, 2022

Observed every November since President Clinton signed a proclamation in 1997, National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the millions of people in the U.S. who compassionately and humbly care for parents, siblings, neighbors, and community members. Grandparents, and older friends and relatives—particularly—need and benefit from the help caregivers provide, whether it’s assistance with meals, medicine, transportation or simply providing companionship. The caregiver’s role is challenging ...

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