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Optimize Your Hearing and Stay in the Conversation

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"Communication is a Team Sport," says Dr. Mel Miller of Treasure Valley Hearing in Boise, Idaho.  Dr. Miller joins Mike and Joyce to talk about how to make sure that communication works.  Dr. Miller holds hearing support groups and classes both for people experiencing hearing loss and for their family members. 

It takes two people to have a conversation.  If one of them can't hear or can't comprehend what the speaker is saying, then communication is not happening.  Dr. Miller offers coaching for both parties to improve the odds that the intended communication is in fact getting through.

We talk about tinnitus, 8th nerve damage, hearing, audiology, blood pressure, and being ready to admit that help is needed and to accept that help.  We also talk about depression among people with hearing loss.