Getting help for a loved one with hearing loss

If your loved one has hearing loss, help them take the first step towards reconnecting to the life they love.

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What you will find on this page

  • First steps to help a loved one
  • Hear how others have coped with a loved one’s hearing loss
  • Find out how to take the next step

What is the first step to helping a loved one?

People with hearing loss often say they feel alone in the world. It’s hard for them, but it’s also hard for the people who love them. Watching someone you care for – a wife, husband, parent or friend – shut themselves off from their world can be very painful. But, it doesn’t have to be that way.

You can help your loved one by talking to them about their hearing loss. You can tell them that even though they tried hearing aids and stopped using them, it's not the end of the road—there are other options. Advanced hearing solutions, such as cochlear implants or bone conduction implants, may be able to help them get back to the life they love.

Just like Brenda and Tom K. have found, there are options for hearing loss that can help your loved one regain what they've been missing.

"Since getting his Kanso, Tom’s doing so well. It’s amazing. I feel like he’s back. He’s my husband again. A big burden has been lifted off me, too. He can actually talk on the phone now!"

- Brenda K., wife of Tom K. - Nucleus® recipient

What is the next step to helping a loved one?

The next step is to find a hearing health professional who specializes 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.

Find a Hearing Implant Specialist near you

There are no clinics close to you.

You can search for clinics in a different location, or contact Cochlear to understand what the next steps for you would be.


Please seek advice from your medical practitioner or health professional about treatments for hearing loss. They will be able to advise on a suitable solution for the hearing loss condition. All products should be used only as directed by your medical practitioner or health professional. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative.

Views expressed by Cochlear recipients and hearing health providers are those of the individual. Consult your hearing health provider to determine if you are a candidate for cochlear technology and to understand the associated risks and benefits. Individual results may vary.

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