Tips & Technology for Enjoying TV and Movies With Hearing Loss
November 12, 2018
Hearing loss can make everyday tasks seem like a challenge. However, there's no reason that it should prevent people from enjoying television and movies. Technology and a few simple tips can restore a sense of normality when watching films and TV shows.
August 13, 2018
While two out of three people have some degree of hearing loss by the time they reach age 65, many feel it isn’t severe enough to interfere with their daily lives. They therefore simply endure their hearing deficit, figuring that the worst that can happen is that they miss a few words of conversation, and they must ask people to repeat themselves. However, there may be more to it than that. Research shows that poor hearing can also increase the risk of injuries. According to one study, people who reported having poor hearing were nearly twice as likely to suffer some sort of accidental injury related to driving, work, or leisure/sport compared with people who reported having good/excellent hearing.
IS QUIET ON THE MENU?
August 06, 2018
While you might know that excessive exposure to loud sounds is associated with hearing loss, you may not realize that the loudness and the type of music you listen to can affect your dietary habits. Recent research should give you something to think about when you eat and shop for food. According to a recent study, it was found that restaurant and café patrons made healthful food choices 10% more often when they listened to music played at 55 decibels than they did at 70 dB. The study also found that diners who listened to classical music made healthful food choices 92% of the time, while those listening to heavy metal music only made healthy choices half the time.