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Health Professional Radio Breaks Down Stigma of Hearing Loss

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"by " Elizabeth Lande

Recently HearingLife's experts, Chief Audiologist, Leslie Soiles, Au.D. and Senior Vice President, Tina Soika spoke with Health Professional Radio during National Protect Your Hearing Month. They discussed the stigma of hearing loss and HearingLife's mission and the Campaign for Better Hearing's motto, "Test your Ears at 60 Years!"

Their discussion focused on:

  • Misunderstanding of hearing loss – and how a person's hearing loss impacts people who live with someone with hearing loss. 

  • Stigma of hearing loss  – it can become debilitating. There's a growing body of research on how it relates to other issues, including the risk for dementia.

  • The importance of hearing protection – especially in fall with leaf blowers and other noise.

  • Treatment of hearing loss – which can be hearing aids. For anything surgical, we would refer them to a Ear, Nose and Throat doctor.

  • Where to get help for hearing loss – starting here, at hearinglife.com or through the Campaign for Better Hearing.

Emotional concerns of hearing loss

Regarding psychological aspects of hearing loss, HearingLife will address the hearing problem to help with their communication.

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