How Face Masks Can Affect Communication

How Face Masks Can Affect Communication

In response to the current pandemic, many of us are wearing face masks in public places. For people with a hearing loss, this introduces unique challenges: muffled voices, the inability to see mouths and visual speech cues, and the need for extra volume in their...
Wearing Hearing Aids with a Face Mask

Wearing Hearing Aids with a Face Mask

Wearing face masks in conjunction with hearing aids has presented a unique problem. Most hearing aids, approximately 75%, sit behind the ear. Most face masks have an elastic that stretches behind each ear and holds the mask in place. The elastic from the mask can...
How to Hear Well at Home

How to Hear Well at Home

The recent coronavirus pandemic has affected all of our lives. In Utah, Governor Herbert has issued a directive to “stay safe/stay home” as much as possible. In following this directive, many of us have spent much more time at home. In this article, we would like to...
Introducing Our New Cognitive Screening System

Introducing Our New Cognitive Screening System

The link between hearing loss and dementia has been well documented over the last decade. Beginning with Dr. Frank Lin’s research in 2011 at Johns Hopkins Medical Center and the National Institute on Aging, we learned that seniors with a hearing loss are more likely...