Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Communication

If you are experiencing changes in your hearing, there are many effective ways to be able to maintain and nurture communication. Whether your hearing loss is mild or you use hearing aids there are techniques available to you that will benefit your ability to engage and participate in conversations effectively. When people first begin to experience hearing loss, a “passive” …

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Communication, Family & Friends, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Research

May signals a month-long endeavor by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association of America (ASHA) to enlighten and empower us for a continued life of health and sustainable communicative abilities. The ASHA campaign offers detailed resources to guide us in ways to identify hearing impairments and treatments that infants to adults suffer from. One of the main goals in this month of …

How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Communication, Family & Friends, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research

There’s no getting around the fact that humans are social animals. Communication fills our day. From talking about plans for the day at breakfast to chatting with the person taking our order in the drive-thru to work or school and then home to review the day. Social interactions are an integral part of everyone’s life. From family and work talk …

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Communication, Family & Friends, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks

The way you choose to reveal your hearing loss may have a significant impact on how you communicate with others.  A study reveals three different strategies to reveal your hearing loss to others. Researchers recommend educating people with hearing loss about these different strategies to improve the experience of disclosing their hearing loss. Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers surveyed 337 …

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Communication, Family & Friends, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Testing, Tips & Tricks

Though hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the United States, it is often undiagnosed and undertreated. This is due to the fact that it is an invisible condition, and as a result, people with hearing loss tend to make accommodations in conversation and in the workplace. Unfortunately, untreated hearing loss leads to a number of communication …