First published in the June 23 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
Hearing loss is a common condition that affects persons of all ages. The consequences vary greatly. Hearing loss impacts not only the people with it, but also their family members and communication partners.
There is evidence that social isolation and reduced communication caused by hearing loss in older adults contributes to declines in cognitive function.
Modern amplification devices can minimize many difficulties. Consult licensed audiologist Kevin Ivory at La Cañada Hearing Aids & Audiology, 1434 Foothill Blvd., to learn about cost-effective options for every budget. Call (818) 928-1400.