Hearing loss is not usually something you think about until you have to. And, along with the emotional pressure of it all, there comes financial and medical pressure too. Dr. Amy Sarow is an audiologist working in a clinic in Michigan, currently specializing in veteran hearing health and loss. While treating this older population, Amy shares when she realized how COVID has changed people’s perspective on hearing and influenced an increase in people wanting to look after their health and wellness. Amy discusses the unknown effects of hearing loss, some tips and tricks for making sure you’re looking after your hearing health, and a look at the different medical options for hearing assistance.
Key Points From This Episode:
- An icebreaker question for Amy!
- How Amy ended up studying audiology.
- The connection between COVID and hearing.
- Amy’s experience studying audiology and her semesters abroad.
- What keeps Amy busy.
- How hearing is connected to health, wellness, and communication.
- The work Amy does with the veteran population.
- Tips and tricks for better ear health.
- Over-the-counter versus prescription hearing aids.
- The difference between hearing electrically and acoustically.
“Hearing is absolutely connected to communication.” — @amy_sarow [0:14:38]
“Hearing healthcare is related to overall health and wellbeing.” — @amy_sarow [0:15:47]
“Hearing [loss] is not something you think about. It can sneak up on you gradually, over time.” — @amy_sarow [0:19:51]
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