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Hearing Loss: A Common Challenge in Aging


Loss of normal hearing is often experienced by most older adults as they age. Because of this, talking to friends and family, as well as doing regular activities, such as grocery shopping, can be quite challenging. But what causes hearing loss? Some factors include:

  • Heredity
  • Diseases like meningitis and ear infections
  • Trauma
  • Certain medications
  • Exposure to loud noise over time
  • Aging

There are three types of hearing loss: conductive (involves the outer or middle ear), sensorineural (involves the inner ear), and mixed (combination of the two). If left untreated, hearing issues can worsen over time. Hearing aids, cochlear implants, specialized training, specific medications, and surgery are all potential therapies.

As such, Compassionate Hearts Home Care of PA, a provider of care senior services makes it a goal to help our seniors with hearing issues age in place without further complications. With the assistance of our caregivers, we make sure that our senior clients can still perform activities of daily living as comfortably as possible.

As part of our home care in Yeadon, Pennsylvania, we assist elderly clients with finding ways to receive high levels of care. Thus, we make sure to accompany them to doctor’s appointments to keep up with their wellness check-ups.

Apart from that, our in-home services in Pennsylvania are also guaranteed to help seniors follow healthier habits to reduce the impact of hearing loss. Here are some ways we can do so:

Protecting the ears: Plastic earplugs or glycerin-filled earmuffs can help shield senior ears from harmful sounds at work or at home.

Regular check-ups: Regular visits to the doctor, which we can help with, can detect problems early.

To learn more about our senior care, feel free to get in touch with us anytime.

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