3 reasons that might stall progress toward better hearing
It’s never easy to accept hearing loss. People with hearing loss who are stuck in denial need the encouragement of their social circle to help them take the steps to better hearing. This help will be needed before, during and after the person has sought treatment.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW TO ENCOURAGE ACCEPTANCE
Keep in mind these three reasons that someone might remain in denial about their hearing loss for several years.
1. The negative image of wearing hearing aids
Luckily, hearing aids have evolved. They look better and are less noticeable. The latest hearing aids also have new, extremely useful technologies.
2. The fear of aging
Refusing to face the reality of diminishing faculties is completely normal. But to age well, it is just as important to take care of our hearing health as it is to take care of our overall health.
3. Misunderstanding the nature of hearing loss
In 90% of cases, hearing loss is irreversible. The earlier the person gets treatment, the slower the hearing loss will progress.
COURAGE, PATIENCE AND PERSEVERANCE
Bring up the subject with a sense of caring; keep it friendly and considerate.
Proceed gradually: If the person isn’t receptive, don’t push it. You can talk about it more at another time.
If you have concerns about your hearing or that of a loved one,
our hearing health professionals are available to answer your questions and guide you through the next steps.
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