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.
Many people think of hearing loss as a health problem. However, just as impaired vision can impact additional skills such as spatial awareness, hearing problems can impact far more than just your ability to hear. From communication with friends to your own self-confidence, untreated hearing loss can take a toll on your daily routine in many ways. Here are some of the “unexpected” effects of hearing loss often experienced by individuals with hearing impairments.
Whilst workplace hearing hazards are well regulated in Western Australia, this isn’t the only noise source responsible for the increase in hearing loss cases amongst Australians. In fact, it’s often the recreational noises that Australians unknowingly expose themselves to on a daily basis that can cause significant hearing loss. Whilst sound is an integral part of our daily lives, frequently exposing yourself to dangerously high levels of noise can lead to irreversible damage to the auditory system, leaving young Australians in need of a hearing solution before they hit middle-age. So what are these ‘hidden’ hearing hazards we may be exposing ourselves to?