Whether we’ve been told we need glasses or not, it’s common practice to visit the optometrist on a regular basis to get our sight tested. So why don’t we do the same with our hearing? The truth is, we should be. Regular hearing checks are an incredibly important step in monitoring changes to our hearing and, in some cases, preventing further health problems. Just as we get regular checks to monitor our sight, blood pressure and overall health, we need to be treating our hearing in the same way.
If you have a loved one who is suffering from hearing loss, it can be tricky territory to navigate. Whether they are in denial, feeling self-conscious or resistant to the idea of hearing loss treatment, there is no doubt that your loved one will be experiencing a whirlwind of emotions. Therefore, it’s important that you handle the situation in a sensitive and understanding manner. Here are some tips on how to approach a loved one about their hearing loss.