Recent studies have shown a link between hearing loss and dementia. Patients with moderate to severe hearing loss are most at risk for developing degenerative cognitive disorders. A study to look at the effects of Brain Fitness software was conducted on participants with a wide range of hearing abilities, the results were impressive.
When it comes to maintaining the auditory system, we lose it if we don’t use it; just as the muscles in our bodies become sore when we exercise after a period of doing nothing. The auditory system has a hard time getting back into shape, especially if your patient has gone a long time without treating their hearing loss and they suddenly decide to wear hearing devices.
It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy. But outdoor activities can lead to noise-induced hearing loss if you are not careful. People of all ages should take extra precautions to protect their hearing during the summer months. When the weather is warm, our natural inclination is to go outside. Many popular summer activities can be […]
The ART of Hearing: Communication Strategies Training Join us for HEAR U, a series of classes provided by Audiologists at the Hearing and Speech Center. Even with a well-fit hearing aid, commination can still present a problem for many hard of hearing individuals. We strongly encourage you to come to HEAR U for information about […]
Many scientific studies in the past have confirmed the negative impacts associated with hearing loss: depression, anxiety and social isolation. There are positive impacts associated with hearing solutions, as well. A study conducted by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) supplies overwhelming data about how much of a difference hearing devices can make. The study surveyed […]
Hearing & Speech Center of Northern California’s latest video, featured at our annual gala this spring, showcases three of our employees whose personal experiences with hearing loss inspired them to work at the Center to help others in need. Dorothea Tolliver was diagnosed with hearing loss at a young age. She came to the Center […]
We held our 4th annual gala, A New Century of Hearing Healthcare, at the St. Francis Yacht Club on May 11th. It was a great success! Because of our generous supporters, we exceeded our fundraising goals, and raised $160,000! These funds will go towards our excellent audiology, speech therapy, education, and counseling programs. For many […]
We have three exciting summer events coming up in June for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, youth, and their families! Deaf and Hard of Hearing Family Picnic Join us at the Midtown Terrace Playground on June 2nd from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Family Picnic! All ages are welcome. There […]
The Hearing and Speech Center’s Counseling Department just completed its Youth Development Workshop series, funded by the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Families! Seven Deaf and Hard of Hearing high school students attended the weekly workshops, where they learned about the job search process, interviewing skills and attire, and ADA (Americans with Disabilities […]
Dr. Margaret Wallhagen is the very first recipient of the Hearing and Speech Center’s Annual Integrity Award, an award given to an individual or individuals whose integrity, vision, leadership, and commitment have positively impacted their community and furthered the ability of the Hearing and Speech Center to meet the objectives of its mission. Dr. Wallhagen […]