What you'll find on this page
- How you can support a loved one.
- 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
That's why if you think your loved one has hearing loss, it's important they take action as soon as possible. Ignoring the signs can affect more than just their ability to hear. It can also affect their confidence, relationships and self-esteem.
There are options for hearing loss that can 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, can help them get back to the life they love.
The first step is to find a hearing health professional who can talk to your loved one, test their hearing and help them find the right solution for their needs.