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Leslie Soiles and Tina Soika speak about hearing loss with WKYC

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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 WKYC's Live on Lakeside. They discussed HearingLife's mission and the Campaign for Better Hearing's motto, "Test your Ears at 60 Years!"

Hot topics included:

  • How hearing loss happens – It often progresses very slowly over time, and we learn to adapt to it.

  • Indications of hearing loss – If you struggle to hear in restaurants and if you need to keep turning the volume up to hear the television.

  • Links between hearing loss and other illnesses – There's a link between untreated hearing loss and a higher risk for dementia. Depression, anxiety and falling are all linked to untreated hearing loss.

  • Who can have hearing loss – 48 million Americans have hearing loss.

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

  • Advice for someone caring for someone with hearing loss – Dr. Soiles' best advice is to address it sooner rather than later. 

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.

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