Hearing loss affects more than an individual. So treatment benefits family members, colleagues and friends. Encouraging someone to seek help may be hard, but it helps caregivers and those with hearing loss equally. Let Mass Audiology improve communication for your family.
Often, a person with hearing loss does not realize how little they hear (or is in denial). It may take a little courage, patience and persistence to convince someone to accept or address hearing loss. Today, many people equate hearing aids to eyeglasses. With new tech-savvy models, these nearly invisible, unobtrusive and stylish hearing devices are ending yesterday's negative stereotypes.
We get it. It’s hard to be patient when a family member has hearing loss. Perhaps you have experienced challenging situations frequently, such as repeating yourself, having to interpret for someone, or uncomfortably loud TV volume.
Do not despair – we have help for caregivers, family and friends. Here are some basic tips for speaking about hearing loss with loved ones:
Once treated, you may notice positive changes in previously reclusive social behavior. Your loved one may become more active in their community and feel more engaged at work or home.
If you think that you or a loved one may be suffering from hearing loss, we invite you to consult with one of our hearing care specialists to discuss your concerns. We can work with you to optimize communication and address what's worrying you.