Here are some tips and suggestions to allow them to get the most out of life:
It’s their hearing loss, but you are both losing out
Think of your relative and the problems that they suffer from when it comes to their hearing:
- Do they often ask you to repeat yourself?
- Do they turn up the television louder than it should be?
- Do they get lost in conversations at times?
- Do they complain that people are mumbling?
- Do they find it difficult when people are talking behind or around them?
While the hearing loss itself is a noticeable symptom, people forget that when you cannot communicate with one another clearly, you lose out on something so much more important. The connection you have between one another. You could argue that this is one of the most treasured and special things that you each share. So why let that treasure be spoiled?
Although they may not notice the hearing loss, they may need re-assured that it is very present.
The first step in treating hearing loss is acknowledging that it exists. Talk with them about the hearing loss and times that it has caused you both frustration. This is not an easy discussion, but a necessary one. Let them feel re-assured that they are not alone in the UK when it comes to hearing loss as it affects one in seven people and after treatment, their quality of life has improved substantially. The Hearing Clinic UK alone treats thousands of people per year.
The cause of the hearing loss may not just be related to noise exposure, it could also have come from many other sources such as aging, infections or just common illnesses.
A hearing safety check
Now that they know that they have an issue with their hearing and it is not just affecting them, but their relationship with you and others it is time to come along together to your nearest Hearing Clinic for a hearing safety check to give you both a full understanding of where you are at. This will involve a speech mapping analysis to see what words that they could be missing out on from your voice specifically when you speak.
The check is free and there is no obligation to buy anything. You can even request a demonstration of some of the latest solutions available.
If you need any more advice or support, we are always happy to answer questions.
Call our priority booking line now on 0333 320 7788 to organise your complimentary hearing check.