Tips for Enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner with Hearing Loss

We’re rapidly approaching the holiday season, with Thanksgiving just about a week away. As with most holidays, Thanksgiving is a time to catch up with family and loved ones. For those of us with hearing loss, it may bring up a few stressors due to …

How Healthy Hearing Supports Healthy Brain Function

How Healthy Hearing Supports Healthy Brain Function

November marks National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and here at Hear Care Rhode Island, we want to draw attention both to this devastating disease and its relation to our specialty, hearing loss. While it is commonly thought that hearing loss happens in the ears, the reality …

HearCare RI - Hearing Aids Are Found to Improve Depressive Symptoms

Hearing Aids Are Found to Improve Depressive Symptoms

Hearing loss is a problem that bleeds beyond daily life and can have significant impact on emotional well-being. And it’s particularly important to recognize in light of the huge number of people that experience impaired hearing. Approximately 15% of Americans over the age of 18 …

HearCare RI - Communication Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Communication Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Though hearing loss is an invisible condition, its effects radiate to many different areas of our lives. With untreated hearing loss, speech recognition is an on-going struggle. Our brains receive incomplete signals that make it difficult to anticipate speech patterns or differentiate between similar-sounding words …

Treating Hearing Loss Saves Your Relationship

Treating Hearing Loss Saves Your Relationship

Communication is the foundation of any strong relationship. In healthy romantic relationships, our partners are the ones to whom we’ve committed our best selves, the ones who love us as we are, and the ones who hear us. When we communicate what we need and …

Tips for Dining Out with Hearing Loss

Tips for Dining Out with Hearing Loss

In recent years, food critics and business journals have commented on the noise level of newer restaurants. Across the country, as new restaurants open and standard favorites are renovated, the trend toward more modern design has changed the acoustics of restaurants – which may alienate …