Forum Addresses Hearing Loss

As we grow older, we can face more challenges. Obstacles are often difficult to overcome, especially for seniors trying to remain independent.

That's where the Visiting Nurse Association is helping. It has been hosting a speaker series to educate seniors, caregivers and health care professionals.

This week, the subject is vision and hearing. One problem discussed is hearing loss and seniors who refuse to accept it.

Dr. Dennis Dunning, a speech pathologist, said, "Many people try to cover up the fact that they have a hearing loss and then there is a number of people who do not, or are very vain and they don't like to show the fact that they have a hearing aid, and they will get those deep, deep in the ear, hear aides, those can be a bit problematic."

The next VNA speaker series begins in September. They are free but you are asked to register ahead of time.

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