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Fend off the blues with a hearing test

Here’s some important news for people who want to stay upbeat and fully engaged in the joys of living:

People with hearing loss who use hearing aids are less likely to feel down, depressed or hopeless, research from the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) shows.

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Fend Off the Blues with a Hearing Test

Fend Off the Blues with a Hearing Test

Need a mood boost? Maybe it’s time to check your hearing.

Here’s why: Hearing loss is linked to a greater risk of depression in adults of all ages, especially in 18 to 69 year olds. But studies show treating hearing loss can boost quality of life.

People with hearing loss who use hearing aids are less likely to feel down, depressed or hopeless, research from the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) shows — and they get more pleasure from doing things.

How do I keep loved ones with hearing loss close this holiday season?

Keeping the people you love with hearing loss part of the celebration is one of the most meaningful things you can do this holiday season.

We encourage you to take a look at our Question & Answer post that offers 9 tips for keeping friends and family who may be struggling with untreated hearing loss engaged in the festivities.

Keeping Loved Ones With Hearing Loss Close This Holiday Season

Keeping the people you love in the conversation and part of the celebration is one of the most meaningful things you can do this holiday season.

Even when surrounded by loved ones, a friend or family member’s difficulty hearing can make them feel cut off. Too often, people with unaddressed hearing loss withdraw socially and experience sadness—even symptoms of depression—during the holidays.

Don’t let that happen to the people you care about. Instead, lend inspiration and support.

Keeping hearing health front-of-mind in diabetes care

Good Diabetes Management Should Include Hearing Tests, Advises the Better Hearing Institute for American Diabetes Month

2015 World Diabetes Day - American Diabetes Month

Keeping hearing health front-of-mind in diabetes care

Diabetes is on the rise. And it may be affecting people’s hearing. Research shows that people with diabetes are about twice as likely to develop hearing loss.

World Mental Health Day 2015

Let better hearing boost your happiness and wellbeing

When people put off getting their hearing tested and treating hearing loss, they think it’s just about hearing better.

It’s not. It’s actually about living better.

Let Better Hearing Boost Your Happiness and Wellbeing

Check Your Hearing for World Mental Health Day

How can treating hearing loss help me stay youthful and active?

With October 1st as International Day of Older Persons, and another week left in September, which is Healthy Aging® Month, we thought we’d go ahead and answer the question: How can treating hearing loss help me stay youthful and active?