How to Help a Loved One Resisting Help for Hearing Loss
The strange thing about hearing loss is that it isn’t evident to those who have it. People who have hearing loss don’t recognize what they aren’t hearing. One of the reasons this happens is because hearing loss happens so gradually, there isn’t a big enough change to recognize from day to day, week to week, and month to month. On top of that, even when people start to realize they have hearing loss, they often delay seeking treatment and try to explain away or rationalize what they are experiencing. Most of the time, it is loved ones who recognize someone has hearing loss and that is why we are here to explain how to help a loved one who is resisting help for hearing loss.
Signs of Hearing Loss You Might Recognize in Your Loved One
Hearing loss doesn’t necessarily have “symptoms” but rather signs that hearing loss is present. Here are some things to look for:
Tips and Talking Points for Loved Ones Who Have hearing Loss
From our standpoint, the more you know, the better you can be at helping your loved one with hearing loss. Almost all types of hearing loss are treatable with hearing aids. In order to determine hearing loss, we use a comprehensive hearing assessment which is totally painless and non-invasive. Convincing a loved one to seek help for hearing loss can be easier when you know what to say. Here are some tips for helping a loved one who is resisting help.
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Have more questions about hearing aids? Need to make an appointment for repairs? Please contact us at Hearing, Balance, & Speech Center to speak with one of our hearing professionals. We are here to help you make the most of your hearing aids and take care of all your listening needs.