Celebrate World Hearing Day on March 3 with a Hearing Test!

[World Hearing Day is held on March 3 each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss. It is a day to raise awareness about hearing loss across the world. The annual World Hearing Day seminar is held each year at the World Health Organization (WHO)’s headquarters in Geneva. In recent years, an increasing number of …

Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

When you have family members, friends and colleagues who have hearing loss, you can make a few simple adjustments in how you communicate with them that can make things run much more smoothly than they otherwise would. Some people are very open about their hearing loss, and they will ask you to make adjustments to help during a conversation. However, …

Hearing Loss is an Important Part of Caring for Your Health as You Age

Many changes that occur as we age may not be preventable. One common issue among senior adults–hearing loss–isn’t among these.  Many seniors and their loved ones have come to believe that some hearing loss is inevitable. While gradual hearing loss is not uncommon, especially after age 65, there are precautions we can take while younger to ward off the severity …

How Technology Could Harm Millennials’ Hearing – And More

Unlike previous generations, millennials use technology far more often, and seem to be on their phones or laptops constantly. If you’ve ever seen a group of millennials out for drinks at the bar, it seems as if they spend more time interacting with their phones than with each other. For better or for worse, technology has impacted our lives in …

A Link Between Hypertension & Hearing Loss

Many people think that hearing loss won’t have a big effect on their lives. Sure, it’s annoying to struggle through conversations, but people think that’s all there is to it. Sadly, hearing loss affects every area of your life, and is linked to social isolation, depression, more hospitalizations, lower activity levels, rapid cognitive decline, and even dementia. Risk factors for …

Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

The New Year is a time to reflect and to dream about a better future. While we look back on all the good things that happened in the past year, we can’t escape our memories of struggles, disappointments, and failures. With those experiences before our eyes, the New Year is a perfect time to make plans for improvement. Some of …

Understanding the Degrees of Hearing Loss

You may have recently noticed that you aren’t hearing as well as you used to. Yesterday, you didn’t hear your loved one calling you from another room, and you’ve had a lot of difficulty hearing the TV and talking on the phone. You might wonder what other sounds you’re missing, or how severe your hearing loss really is. To understand …

Patients with Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

There are lots of reasons why you should get hearing loss treated: think of all the things you miss when you struggle to hear in every day interactions! With untreated hearing loss, you miss the birds singing outside and the whisper of “I love you” or “thank you Grandma” from a loved one. Studies show untreated hearing loss causes people …

Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Kansas City

Take some time during the hustle and bustle of holidays to listen to the sounds of the season – excited children, carolers, holiday productions, church events, family gossip and updates from friends. At Neighborhood Hearing Aid Center, we want to make sure you stay connected to all the sounds you might be missing. This is a great season for sharing …

Taking Care of Your Hearing and Vision slows cognitive decline by 50 – 75%

When was the last time you had a hearing test? Hearing tests at the Neighborhood Hearing Aid Center, as well as annual vision tests, are an important part of a health regimen. Taking care of your hearing and your vision has been shown to ward off cognitive decline by a significant percentage. Cognitive Decline with Aging Growing old is a …