DEAR DOCTOR K: I suffer from minor hearing loss, but not bad enough for a hearing aid. My wife complains about the volume on the TV, and I can't always keep up with conversations at a party or restaurant. I'm not looking for a technological fix just yet. Can you give me some practical solutions?
DEAR READER: I'm happy to share some practical tips for dealing with minor hearing loss. Before I do, though, I'd advise you to see a doctor. Hearing loss may be caused by a variety of things, including an underlying health condition.