I feel it is important to share a story with you that I experienced this year that unfortunately I believe is far too common in professional service industries including wealth management, health care and estate planning. This story illustrates why it is a good idea to continually make an effort to have a complete understanding of our clients' situation that go beyond regulatory Know Your Client (KYC) obligations. During your information-gathering process you may hear responses such as; “What does my tax return have to do with my mutual fund investments?” or “What does my mobility have to do with my hearing?” or “What does my Will have to do with my life insurance?” Don't give up, tell my story or one of your own.
Published on June 27, 2018
By Kara Gavin, Lead Public Relations Representative
Hearing loss seems like one of the great equalizers of old age, striking people of all kinds as their ears gradually lose the ability to pick out sounds or hear certain pitches.
But a new national study reveals major gaps in whether Americans over age 55 get help for their hearing loss—gaps that vary greatly by age, race, education, and income, according to an article published on the Michigan Medicine website.
New research from our Department of Psychology with University College London Hospitals suggests mindfulness could improve treatment for tinnitus sufferers.
The BTA estimates tinnitus affects approximately six million people in the UK.
A leading UK study has found that a new mindfulness-based approach to tinnitus could transform the treatment of the condition.
Published in the journals Ear and Hearing and Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, the research, led by Dr Liz Marks from our Department of Psychology at the University of Bath and Dr Laurence McKenna from University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), found that Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) helps to significantly reduce the severity of tinnitus compared to relaxation-based treatments, an approach recommended by many tinnitus clinics.
Contributed by Debbie Clason, staff writer, Healthy Hearing
July 19, 2018. Reprinted with permission.
If you enjoy water sports, boating or you just forget to take your hearing aids out before showering, you might wonder if you need waterproof hearing aids. Actually, that’s a trick question. Currently, there aren’t any hearing aids on the market which are completely waterproof. Most of them, however, are definitely water resistant, and for most hearing aid wearers, that’s probably good enough.
IP ratings and what they mean
Always take hearing aids out before enjoying water sports.