As we get older it is normal that our vision changes. Our eyes may find it harder to read small print, take longer to adjust from light to dark and be more sensitive to glare from sunlight or unshielded light bulbs. There's a decline in depth perception that can make it hard to judge distances, and perceiving contrasts and colours may become more difficult.

Sight provides much pleasure, but it's also an important part of staying safe and independent. Because our eyes do so much for us, they deserve good care and attention. Be kind to your eyes!

Hearing loss is a disability that frequently goes unnoticed. It is the most common sensory impairment in adults over the age of 65, affecting more than 30% of this age group. Hearing loss is serious: not only does it affect the physical sense of hearing, it affects overall well-being. Because of the communication difficulties it creates, hearing loss can lead to withdrawal from family, friends and social situations.

Don't lose out on communication and contact because you can't hear well. Thousands of seniors have improved their lifestyle by using assistive devices such as hearing aids to improve the volume of sound in the particular pitches that they miss hearing.

Today's hearing aids are much improved and provide clear, comfortable sound. Proper hearing keeps communication flowing. Most people with hearing loss can benefit from a binaural system -- a hearing aid in each ear. It provides better directionality, better clarity, and better ability to separate sounds in noise.

Hearing Loss Association of America
AllAboutVision.com
Foundation Fighting Blindness
National Federation of the Blind
American Council of the Blind
American Foundation for the Blind
American Optometric Association - Vision USA
National Association of the Deaf
ALDA (Association of Late-Deafended Adults)
 
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