COVID-19 and the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community

The excitement of autumn is all around us as the leaves begin to change. The cooler weather brings about the anticipation of going back to school, family gatherings, and another year of holidays.  For many of us, these changes are a bit out of the ordinary.  Back to school did not look like past years. Holidays and family gatherings will look different. We all seem to be celebrating Halloween daily. 

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The Connection Between Hearing Problems and Depression

Have you ever considered how much the ability to hear can affect your mental health? What about the health of a loved one?

Nearly 17% of the American population has some type of hearing problem but hasn’t sought treatment. The reasons differ but often lie in not knowing they have a problem to begin with. The ages groups vary but an overwhelming number of aging adults with hearing problems also experience depression. There is also a concern that people who suffer from a hearing problem also have a decline in cognitive function.  Read More