How to talk to someone who might be experiencing hearing loss

If a loved one in your life may be experiencing hearing loss, it is important to help them to seek treatment as soon as possible. However, it can be difficult to bring up the subject without the person becoming defensive or denying there’s a problem.

34% of people with hearing loss don't recognize the symptoms in themselves.

Here are a few pointers about how to approach the subject with your loved one:​

1. Choose the right time. Find a quiet opportunity to discuss the situation that’s free from stress and distraction.

2. Speak to your loved one about how the situation is affecting you. Most people don’t seek treatment because they put themselves last. But if hearing loss is affecting the lives of other people, the person experiencing diminished hearing is more likely to take action.

3. Focus on the positives. If you know someone who has experienced treatment, share that information with your loved one. At Complete Hearing, we have many success stories from people whose lives were significantly impacted by hearing loss treatment.

Hearing loss treatment has come a long way. Corrective hearing can help the person experience a richer life at home, at work, and in their relationships.