You may have seen the symptoms of hearing loss in their social behaviour. Withdrawing from social activities, feeling shame, expressing anger or frustration, criticizing self, and even depression can all be part of losing one’s hearing. These types of negative outcomes from hearing loss will affect family and friends.
It takes courage and patience. Most often the loss is too gradual to be noticeable to the person. And a good portion of those who do recognize their hearing loss are in denial. We all need gentle guidance to accept the reality of a hearing loss.
The process of helping a love one accept they have a hearing loss and seek treatment can be long and tiring. After repeating yourself, explaining, and amplifying your voice all day, you can become exhausted and worn out. You have become the person’s ears.
If you are filling that role for someone, you can take action now to help improve the situation. You can schedule a free hearing test, which will be the first step to helping both you and your loved one.
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