Help A Loved One
Hearing loss doesn’t just affect the person who has it. It also affects spouses, family members and friends.
It is difficult to encourage someone with hearing loss to get the help they need without first getting them to acknowledge they have hearing issues.
Rather than simply applying short-term solutions, such as speaking louder, leaving the room when the TV is on, or repeating constantly, help your loved one find a better solution. When approaching a spouse about hearing loss, remember he or she may be in denial or self-conscious about the problem.