It’s not uncommon for someone with a hearing loss to be in denial. Many times they either don’t acknowledge their own hearing loss or they simply don’t realize it.
It’s not unusual for family and friends to notice a hearing loss first.
It’s not always easy to be the one to point out a hearing loss to a loved one but if you can muster up the courage, you will be doing them a favor in the long run.
If you find yourself in this situation and you’re trying to find the right way to point out a hearing loss to your loved one, these tips may help:
1. Since many people don’t want to acknowledge their hearing loss due to the fear of “looking old” with a hearing aid, it may lessen their fears somewhat if they understand just how small some new hearing aids can be. Today there are hearing aids that are virtually invisible.
By explaining that there are many options in hearing aids your loved one may not be quite so reluctant to acknowledge their hearing loss.
2. When it comes time for “the conversation” try to find a time when the two of you are calm and relaxed. While you might be frustrated with having to continually repeat yourself or have to endure painfully loud t.v. viewing, it’s important that you put that aside when talking with your loved one to avoid confrontation.
3. Try to be a helping hand during the whole process. Your loved one will likely be a little nervous but having your support will help. And don’t forget, I am always here to help with the whole process, from start to finish.
Your loved one is missing out by not being able to hear well. It’s really a shame and they shouldn’t let fear stop them from getting the help they need to live life more fully.
Remind them that they don’t hesitate to get glasses to see better, why be reluctant to address a hearing loss?
If I can help with any aspect of the conversation, please let me know and I’ll be happy to help!
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