Why Your Friends & Family Mumble

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Family & Relationships, Hearing Loss

When people come into my office for a free hearing screening we start out with a general conversation about their hearing health history and how they feel they hear. Often times they will tell me that the think they hear okay except for the people who mumble. These are usually those folks who are close to the patient. In other …

Hearing Loss and Dementia, is there a link?

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Brain Health, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Research, Science

First of all, not all hearing loss is because of the aging process. Of the approximately 40 million Americans with hearing loss, half are under the age of 65. We are seeing many more patients in our office in their 40’s and 50’s. This should grab our attention considering the results of a few recent studies centered around hearing loss …

You hear with your brain not your ears

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Ear Health, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Technology, Hearing Testing, Research

Now I know some of you read the title and thought “uh oh”! No worries, hearing or understanding, does not have anything to do with how smart you are. What we call ears, (those things on the side of your head) are really just collection dishes for sound. The outer ear funnels sound down the ear canal to the ear …

My wife asked me to get a male stripper

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Ok, don’t get too excited. This is not an “X” rated story. A good friend of mine (who has a hearing loss) and his wife went to the local grocery store. They had a large list and so they split the list and were about to go their separate ways when his wife looked back over her shoulder and said, …