Category: Hearing/Health Professionals

February 24, 2017

    You may want to tell them about Shirley Curry. Shirley has become known in the online community as the Gaming Grandma. She plays video games, then streams them online for people to enjoy. Check out this fun little video about her below:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8H2WC2e7go Playing video games may not be something that you…

February 17, 2017

  Anyone who meditates regularly knows that ‘meditation is its own reward’!  Practitioners have a two-part objective as they allow themselves time and space for meditation:   They pay non-judgmental attention to current feelings and thoughts (of all varieties) with the goal of eventually reaching a state of elevated emotion, free of mental disturbance.  The…

February 10, 2017

As people age, the dangers of depression can be very real.  Whether you are a professional providing care for aging adults or a family caregiver, you can do much to prevent senior depression.  ‘Helpguide.org’ published a fantastic list of steps that can help.  Here are some of their tips:   Avoid Isolation: Those we work…

February 1, 2017

  Without question, captioned telephone service has restored many hearing-impaired patients’ ability to communicate effectively and confidently by phone. In addition to audio performance, we urge you to look at the captioning quality of the phone you recommend to your patients.  Consider the following:   Caption Readability: Readability is influenced by text size, font and…

January 17, 2017

  Lofty Aging Goals We live in a world that operates on time. Aging is the name we have given to our personal relationship with time. After centuries of personal experience and scientific observation, humanity has defined social norms that explain aging trends and establish expectations. Most people come to accept these expectations and live…

January 13, 2017

When it comes to sharing new and important technologies with our aging clients, it can feel a bit overwhelming for them. However, it is becoming increasingly more important to help our clients feel involved with friends and family, which in many cases requires some tackling of new and possibly scary technologies. ‘Lifehack.org’ has come up…

December 26, 2016

  Got a headache? Most people just reach for a pain reliever without thinking twice. However, according to a recent study, long-term use of pain relievers may increase the risk for hearing loss. Researchers found that regular use (two or more days per week) of ibuprofen and acetaminophen was associated with a higher risk of…