It’s that time of the year! Here in Orange County, it may not feel much like what most of America thinks of when they think of the holiday season. Some days still call for T-shirts and shorts and the chance of a snow day is out of the question. As such, any displays of Santa are likely to have him
Most of us would agree that one trip to the hospital is one too many. After we seek treatment, we follow our health providers’ instructions with the hope that we do not have to return anytime soon. New studies indicate that hospital patients with hearing loss are at readmitted at a higher rate than other patients. This readmission usually occurs
If you have a child with hearing loss, there is going to come a time when you – or your child – are going to need to explain to other children exactly what hearing loss is and what it means. With very young children, there are signs to indicate the presence of a hearing loss, which can be found here
November is when most people start thinking seriously about the holidays. Many people make it a point to get together with old friends and family members to catch up and stay in touch. With a flurry of emails, texts, and phone calls to set things up, there will be a lot of communication in the month ahead. Here at Orange
If you are an average person, it is likely you say this at least a couple of times a week, “I can imagine that.” But unless you have hearing loss, it’s hard to imagine what the world sounds like and it’s even harder for a child to imagine hearing loss and try to explain the difficulties to others. Orange County
Raising kids is a touch job. You use the lessons you learned with your first child when you raise your second – by the third child, you’ve got your lesson plan down pat. Having a hearing impaired child means you throw the lesson plan out the window and start a whole new learning curve. But you’re not alone – the
In recent years, bullying has made it to the forefront of news coverage, revealing how frequently it occurs among school age children. Studies have shown that roughly thirty percent of students in grades six through ten have been involved in some sort of bullying. It can be emotionally, mentally, and physically damaging to victims. A University of Texas at Dallas
Struggling with hearing loss effects much more than our ability to hear. It can transcend to other realms of our lives, impacting our relationships, ability to work, and even our overall health. Studies have shown that untreated hearing loss may cause rapid cognitive decline, leading to dementia. On top of all of that, hearing loss is also linked to depression.
Having a child with hearing loss is stressful. You want the best for your child, and watching them struggle to interact with the world around them can be heartbreaking. When it comes to child hearing loss, the key to a successful future is early diagnosis and treatment so that your child can learn and grow along with their hearing peers.
World Alzheimer’s Month was an initiative started in 2012 by Alzheimer’s Disease International. Every September, they strive to raise awareness around Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as reduce the stigma around Alzheimer’s, and encourage seniors to educate themselves about dementia and seek treatment. If you or a loved one is facing dementia, here are a few things you