Effects of hearing loss
Hearing loss can often have complex consequences making everyday a challenge for those closest to you. Conversations, watching the TV, talking on the telephone, meetings and socialising with friends and family can significantly affect their quality of life.
Any of your friends and family is likely to experience social, psychological and physical effects because of their communication difficulties. Some of the social effects they may experience are:
- Lack of concentration
- Only going out if accompanied by someone who does not have hearing difficulties
- Avoiding attending social events and family gatherings
- Low confidence
- Interaction in noisy/busy places becomes stressful
- Difficulty communicating whilst at work
Other physical and psychological effects that may be experienced are:
- Tiredness and fatigue
Understanding the effects that hearing loss is having on someone who is close to you can give you some insight into how they may be feeling when faced with a conversation, a noisy environment or a telephone call. Your loved may or may not realise that their hearing is actually becoming a problem or they may suspect that they have some hearing loss but unwilling to accept it.
Being able to help support those closest to you with information about hearing loss and how you see it affecting them could be a stepping stone to them discussing hearing solutions that will enable them to reconnect to the world around them, therefore increasing their quality of life.
At the right opportunity sharing information on hearing loss and easy next steps to start their journey to regain the joy of hearing well, could be a way to help them realise that they can make positive steps so that having a conversation with friends and family is no longer a challenge.
You could take our online hearing test yourself to give you and your loved an idea about what the hearing test is like. You could then encourage your loved one also to take the test as amn easy and simple way to find out how their hearing might have changed.
You could also support your loved through booking a free hearing test appointment and coming with them. Our local Audiologist will carry out a comprehensive hearing test using the latest technology so that you and your loved one can have all the information needed to consider the options available to support hearing improvement as well as all the help and advice needed to ensure the maximum enjoyment of the world of sound around them.