One of the reasons people don’t bother to get their hearing checked is that they think that a possible hearing loss only affects them. After all, they’re the ones with the trouble hearing, why should it be a problem for anyone else? The truth is the inability to hear can have a big impact on your friends and family. It can cause frustration within the group from not being understood and having to repeat statements frequently. It can cause emotional pain if your loved ones observe that you may be withdrawing from social contact and isolating yourself because of your lack of hearing. It can even put those who depend on you in danger if you can’t hear important warning sounds.
The Problems at Home
People naturally tend to be more relaxed in their homes, as they should be, but they tend to drop good habits if they aren’t always thinking about it. Behaviors, like talking to people in the next room, having a conversation while the dog is barking, and even holding two conversations at once, are common. It can be a challenge for anyone to hear under these circumstances; if you’ve got a hearing problem, it will be even worse.
Your hearing loss can needlessly cause irritation and frustration in others. Dealing with a television that’s too loud is a common problem for families when a member has an unresolved hearing loss. You may even decide to avoid social gatherings, thinking that you’re sparing family members the frustration, but that sets up another problem when they must decide to celebrate without you or to stay home themselves. Either way, it’s a situation destined to create stress within a family.
Make an Appointment
Communication works both ways. It’s the responsibility of the speaker to make sure they’re communicating as clearly as possible, without interruptions like outside noises. But it’s also the responsibility of the listener to do all they can to make sure the message is coming across. While you may not be able to control your hearing loss, you can take advantage of today’s technology to make life easier for yourself and those around you. Start by making an appointment with us. Our professional and caring team is ready to help you with aiding your hearing with cutting edge, state of the art hearing devices.