Talking With A Loved One About Their Hearing Loss
If someone you care about is having trouble hearing, you may find yourself frustrated that they deny the problem or resist seeking treatment. You want to help - or may have tried unsuccessfully - but aren't sure the best way to go about it.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Hearing loss doesn't just affect the person who has it. It also affects spouses, family members and friends.Physically, the inability to hear warning sounds or the voices of dependents could potentially put lives in danger. Even emotionally, the impact can resonate throughout family and social circles - from frustration with repeating things over and over, to sadness at seeing a loved one isolate themselves from the people and activities they enjoy.
Convincing someone to seek help for hearing loss is the right thing to do, but is not always easy.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
-Talk to your loved one about their hearing concerns.
-Remind them of their hearing loss each time you "translate" or repeat something for them.
-Encourage them to visit a hearing professional to do more research and get their questions answered.
-Offer to schedule and attend a hearing consultation with them.
-Remind them they have nothing to lose and potentially everything to gain by seeing a hearing professional.
Please contact us today to help your loved one take the first step towards better hearing.