Hearing loss challenges not only the person who has the impairment, but it also influences friends, family, and co-workers. Leaving a potential hearing loss untreated increases the threat of adding severe and unnecessary hardships to most everyone around you, particularly those you love the most.
The Center for Hearing and Communication reports the following statistics:
It would be such a shame to lose any relationship, including a romantic one, when help is just a phone call away.
Harmful Relationship Impacts
Sometimes communicating with a partner is challenging enough for couples that have not been through a hearing loss. Using the correct words and the right tone are so important, as is the “mood” of your significant other. If they had a stressful day or have a concern on their minds, they may not be fully engaged in a conversation. Hearing loss adds to everyday difficulties and result in the following relationship trials for both partners:
And all too often, things that we take for granted just aren’t as easy as they once were. One partner even stated that her husband’s hearing impairment prevented them from watching television together because he needed the volume so high she just could not bear it.
You don’t have to be old to have a hearing loss! And even if you are considered a “senior citizen,” you are part of the baby boomer generation, and we’re changing the entire look and feel of adding a few years to our lives. Think about your parents at your age. What were they doing? Potentially not many of the exciting things you continue to enjoy at any age. It could be genetics that contributed to your hearing loss, so please don’t let any of these things happen in your life. We have a solution.
An annual visit to your audiologist just like your eye doctor is suggested. Audiologists earn a master’s degree, and many attain a Doctor of Audiology. They are highly skilled at performing a variety of tests to assess, diagnose, treat and manage hearing issues including balance disorders and tinnitus.
Let’s talk about what to expect if this is your first visit to this hearing expert.
With today’s perpetual technological advances, you can prevent any adverse impact on your relationships. If you are experiencing any of the challenges we’ve mentioned here, please visit our office and get back to enjoying connections with the people who matter most to you.