Helping a Loved One
Help a loved one with hearing loss. You can make a difference.
Hearing loss doesn’t just affect the person who has it. It also affects spouses, family members and friends. Convincing someone to seek help for hearing loss is not always easy, but it’s the right thing to do.
How hearing loss affects loved ones
Increased frustration: Loud TVs, constantly repeating yourself, or having to “translate” for your loved one can be frustrating.
Heightened concern and worry: Hearing loss increases the risk of falls, injuries and missed warning sounds
Recurring miscommunication: When instructions or information get lost in translation, the chance for mistakes and misunderstandings grows.
Tips to Help
Support is the most important part of helping someone through understanding their hearing. We encourage all our patients to be accompanied with a loved one for their first few visits. After all, hearing connects us to the important things in our lives and is a communal experience.