Hearing Aid Batteries and What You Need to Know

A small zinc-air battery powers the majority of today’s hearing aids. The colored tab on one side of the battery keeps the battery inactive until you remove the tab. Once the sticker is removed from the back of the battery, oxygen in the air contacts the zinc within the battery, and the battery is “turned-on.” […]

Treatment of age-related hearing loss could be one way to head off late-life depression

A new study found that elderly individuals with age-related hearing loss had more symptoms of depression. Click Here to Read More

Could an Accessory Dwelling Unit Help Your Aging Parent?

An ADU might be worth considering to care for a parent nearby. Click Here to Read More

Self-Care in Middle Age: It’s Okay to Say No

Ways to avoid the stress of always saying yes to commitments. Click Here to Read More

Scientists have found out why the cancer drug Cisplatin causes hearing loss.

Cisplatin and similar platinum-based drugs are prescribed for an estimated 10 to 20 percent of all cancer patients. Click Here to Read More

A Guide to Finding Long-Term Care for Your Loved One

What to know as you consider the many options. Click Here to Read More

Could These Colorful Robot Pants Help Elderly People?

Using artificial “muscles,” these colorful robot pants could help elderly people and people with disabilities. Click Here to Read More

What Causes Hearing Loss?

The auditory system (outer, middle and inner ear) is the sensory system for hearing.  And like any other sensory system in the body (vision, touch, smell) it is likely to change how well it works over time.  There are any number of reasons why your auditory system may not work as well tomorrow as it […]