What you'll find on this page
- How you can help.
- How others have coped with a loved one's hearing loss.
- What you can do next.
Losing your hearing may seem like a part of ageing that's unavoidable, but there are ways to help improve your hearing, even when hearing aids are no longer helping you. Research suggests a link between hearing loss and loneliness and stress.1,2
That's why if you think you have hearing loss, it's important you take action as soon as possible. Ignoring the signs may affect more than just your ability to hear. It may also affect your confidence, your relationships and your self-esteem.
There are options for hearing loss that may help your loved one regain what they've been missing.
What is the first step to helping a loved one?
People with hearing loss often say they feel alone. It's hard for them, but it's also hard for the people who love them. Watching someone close to you shut themselves off from the world can be heartbreaking. Don't let this happen.
You can help your loved one by talking to them about hearing loss. You can tell them that even though they may be dissatisfied with their hearing aids, it's not the end of the road.
Other options, such as cochlear implants or bone conduction implants, may help them get back to the life they love.
The first step is to find a hearing health professional who specialises in all types of hearing solutions, including hearing implants. They can talk to your loved one, test their hearing and help them find the right solution for their needs.