Does a loved one struggle to hear as well as they used to?
1. Do they often ask you to repeat yourself?
2. Do they constantly increase the volume on the television?
3. Do they ask you to speak more clearly?
4. Have they started to withdraw themselves from group discussions?
If someone around you suffers from hearing loss, you may be eager to help them. However, it is not always that easy. Convincing others to have their hearing tested can be challenging.
It is common for people to not accept that they have a hearing loss. Perhaps you have noticed that your loved one has adopted an attitude of denial or they become angry when you make remarks to them. This defensive attitude is completely natural as many people struggle to accept that they are suffering.
We have put together a 7 step guide on how to help a loved one if they are suffering with hearing difficulties.