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The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

In Communication, Family & Relationships, Health, Hearing Health, Mental Health, Tips & Tricks by Candace Wawra

You know already that a number of health benefits are gained by remaining physically active in your older years, including reducing chronic pain, delaying and deterring certain diseases, and assisting you in recovering from illness or injury more quickly. But while physical activity is essential for maintaining a high quality of life, the bonds you make with others, and …

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Why Are People Ashamed of Hearing Loss?

In Family & Relationships, hearing loss by Candace Wawra

On average, Americans wait seven to ten years from the time they notice changes in their hearing to the time they seek treatment from a professional. The reasons for this vary from person to person. However, there often tends to be an underlying shame around hearing loss. Why is this so prevalent? Why are so …

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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

In Family & Relationships, hearing loss by Candace Wawra

Identifying, understanding, coping and eventually treating hearing loss is an emotional process, and it is important to approach it with care and compassion for yourself. Unfortunately, there are still some very untrue misconceptions about hearing loss that cause an unnecessary stigma surrounding the subject in our culture. This may be one reason why Americans wait …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Relationships

In Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, hearing loss, lifestyle by Candace Wawra

“Blindness separates us from things,” said Helen Keller, “but deafness separates us from people.” The same might be said of hearing loss, which – if left untreated – has the potential to be an isolating condition. Communication is key in all healthy relationships, and with untreated hearing loss, difficulties with speech recognition could cause breakdowns …