One in six adults has trouble hearing and the number increases dramatically with age, with hearing loss afflicting nearly half of people 75 and older. Yet the majority of Americans with hearing loss (about 75 percent) never go to a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. As otolaryngologists—doctors who specialize in conditions affecting the ear, nose and throat—we find this to be an alarming number of people who could potentially benefit from hearing loss treatment.
Earlier this month, our Care Management team invited Paul Burden of Our Voice to reprise his presentation from the January DC Senior Resource Group on the rapidly-growing market of voice first technology and how it can improve the lives of seniors. Much is being said these days about the emergence of voice first technology as [...]
By Guest Poster Kay Bransford I was the primary adult family caregiver to my parents for over five years. It’s easy to recognize all the things I could have done better in hindsight, but I sure tried to do the best that I could with the information I had when decisions needed to made. [...]
When Emma Yang was 7 or 8 years old, her grandmother became increasingly forgetful. Over the next few years, those memory problems, caused by early Alzheimer’s disease, worsened. Yang, who learned to code at an early age, decided to create an app to help. In her app under development, called Timeless, Alzheimer’s patients can scroll through photos [...]