Recently HearingLife's experts, Chief Audiologist, Leslie Soiles, Au.D. and Senior Vice President, Tina Soika spoke with California Live with Heather Dawson. Their aim, to educate the public about hearing loss, covered several topics.
They shared insights on:
Indicators of hearing loss – Including people squinting to hear you or raising the volume on the television to an uncomfortable level.
Perception of a stigma of hearing loss – People may perceive that hearing loss makes you feel old.
Links between hearing loss and other illnesses – There's a link between untreated hearing loss and a higher risk for dementia and social isolation.
Highlighting an audiologist's own experience with hearing loss
As part of the discussion, Dr. Soiles shared her own struggle with hearing loss and how treating her hearing loss improved her life.
The Campaign for Better Hearing's goals
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