Hearing Impairment


The Connection Between Aging and Hearing Impairment – and How to Help

Posted on October 18th, by Mark Winter in Senior Health. No Comments

“Excuse me?”

“Would you say that once more, dear?”

“I am sorry – what was that?”

If this sounds like a common reply in your conversations with a beloved older adult, you are not alone. The National Institute on Aging reports a strong connection between growing older and hearing impairment, with as many as half of all individuals age 75 and older encountering hearing issues.

Hearing loss usually sneaks up gradually on older adults. With time, the wear and tear on the ears from noise leads to hearing impairment by damaging the fragile inner ear. In spite of this, those with hearing loss generally wait as long as seven years before getting help, and greater than 15 million people in the United States with hearing loss avoid seeking help altogether.

Although hearing loss is irreversible, Hired Hands Homecare wants older adults who suffer from its … Read More »