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Helping A Loved One
It’s only natural to want to help someone you love that is dealing with hearing loss. Witnessing a loved one struggling to hear can be difficult. Finding a solution to hearing loss for your loved one may improve their quality of life and how you communicate with them.
Often, experiencing a form of hearing loss can result in a person losing their self-confidence, withdrawing socially, and maybe even becoming isolated or depressed. What may seem like memory loss or dementia might be hearing loss. Depending on the form of hearing loss, a person’s balance may also be affected.
Trying to convince a loved one to take the first step towards better hearing isn’t always the easiest task since people often have a tough time admitting that they have some form of hearing loss in the first place, but it’s worth having those difficult conversations with the goal of improving your loved one’s quality of life.
We’re experienced in supporting concerned family members and friends, like you, who want to offer the best hearing possible to those they love. By contacting us, we will be able to guide you to what to say. We encourage you to be proactive during this time and have the conversations necessary to take the next steps.
How can you help your loved one?
- Have a conversation, ask them if they’ve noticed changes in their hearing. Try to be as tactful as possible since people typically get defensive talking about their hearing loss and accepting their current situation. Make sure to be honest while sharing your concerns about their quality of life.
- Bring up the option of visiting a hearing expert while making sure you don’t get into an argument about it, because it may be a losing battle. Explore the option with them and see if they’d be interested in having you make an appointment.
- Call us to schedule an appointment and let your loved one know you did it for them. Your loved one will most likely appreciate your concern for them and will come in to talk to us and get a hearing test.
Are you in search of suggestions about how to start these conversations? Contact us today!