Sadly, only 20 percent of people who have hearing loss seek treatment through the use of hearing aids. This statistic alone, speaks volumes about what a spouse and families endure. It not only means louder TV, repeating throughout the day, filling in important parts of conversations, it raises the anxiety levels of everyone in the family. Struggling to communicate under these circumstances is exhausting.The real tragedy of untreated hearing loss is the isolation that results from avoiding all the situations that make hearing a challenge. The natural progression of this is giving up more and more activities in order to operate within a “comfort zone”. Coming to terms with hearing loss is not an easy task. Continue to be supportive and encourage loved ones to begin to accept hearing loss and to seek treatment. They may be surprised at what they were missing.
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