Tag Archives: Hearing

Super Kena: A girl made fierce with hearing aids

Two-year-old Kena didn’t notice that her hearing aids were attracting attention during storytime at the library—but her mom did. “I can’t let other kids define who Kena is,” her mom, Krystyna, confided to Kena’s grandmother that evening. “I want her to be fierce.”  The children’s book “Super Kena: A GirlMade Fierce with Hearing Aids” The conversation resonated… Read More »

How hearing aids help kids learn better

It’s well-known that untreated hearing loss can impact school performance. Fortunately, though, research also shows that hearing aids and other interventions (such as cochlear implants) can help minimize the impact of hearing loss.  For example, a University of Iowa study showed that hearing-impaired children learn language and speech better when they use hearing aids. The earlier a… Read More »

Five common fears of wearing hearing aids

Studies indicate untreated hearing loss increases health risks such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, social isolation, anxiety and depression. Given that information, you might think people with hearing loss would be flocking to their nearest hearing healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment. Yet they aren’t. In fact, studies indicate most people wait seven to 10 years before doing something… Read More »

House panel to hold hearing on VA delay of first EHR go-live

The chair of the House subcommittee charged with legislative oversight of the VA’s Cerner electronic health record implementation is concerned about the agency’s decision to delay the EHR’s initial go-live. “I’m concerned that as we’ve moved closer to the go-live date, we have been told repeatedly that there were no showstoppers in the implementation, that… Read More »

Understanding hidden hearing loss

For most of her adult life, Alice*, a psychologist in New York, has struggled to hear, especially in noisy places. Yet when she’s sought out professional help, she passes her hearing test with flying colors. Alice, who now avoids crowded restaurants and parties, most likely has what’s known as “hidden hearing loss”—a brain problem hearing… Read More »