In my Fall 2018 column in Signal, “Is Everything Really OK?” I shared a story with you about Mary and her untimely passing away with an outdated Will. It has taken nearly 1 year to settle her estate, even though her estate was simple and her children were all named equal beneficiaries on her registered investment accounts. Although the delay in settling her estate was an unnecessary time-consuming burden, Mary ensured that each of her children would receive some tax-free cash right away that did not depend on her Will or estate being in good order. These cash proceeds were not subject to probate taxes and bypassed her Will. They went directly to her rightful heirs – her children.
By Debbie Clason
February 25, 2019. Reprinted from Healthy Hearing with Permission.
How much do you rely on your hearing when you drive? Probably more than you know. Although your sense of sight is undoubtedly the most important when behind the wheel, your sense of hearing helps you detect approaching emergency vehicles, hear the blaring horn of an impatient driver or realize that your turn signals are engaged. While hearing loss doesn't significantly impact your ability to drive, it never hurts to be prepared and take extra precautions.
Robert Traynor, PhD
Originally published at hearinghealthmatters.org. Reprinted with permission.
All of a sudden there is lots of talk and ads by audiologists about tinnitus on television and in the mailbox, where did that come from? Audiology is highly competitive these days and in the 2019 US marketplace the treatment of hearing loss alone is no longer a lucrative business in many areas. As the competitive climate for new patients becomes greater from new government regulations, big box stores, corporate encroachment, and over the counter hearing aids, more audiology clinics are turning to the treatment of tinnitus as another component of their clinical services.
By Sarah Parry and Filipo Varese
Reprinted with permission from:
Although the way we view and support people with mental health difficulties has improved over the years, experiences such as hearing voices and seeing visions are often still associated with “severe and enduring mental illness”. But what is less well-known about these voices and visions is that they are surprisingly common – especially when growing up.