Blog posts tagged with "relationships."
Happy marriages practice fondness and admiration. Fondness and admiration are an antidote to times of frustration and hurt feelings. Hearing plays a role. Hearing is the sense most vital for relationships. A ‘heard’ wife is a much happier wife.
Why would hearing aid wearers see happier marriages? Happy marriages are built on ‘small conversations.' Small conversations are the moments of playfulness and quiet words of encouragement. This is how couples develop trust and rapport. These brief moments of kindness and affection help give us a sense of perspective. That perspective helps us repair the hurt feelings in difficult times.
I’m hearing more stories of shaming those with hearing loss. Untreated hearing loss is difficult to live with. When you have normal hearing, it can be hard to relate with the struggle of not being able to hear. Most of us have a hard-of-hearing loved one. Most of us have, on some level, experienced the frustration of not being heard by them. I assert that’s the reason why it is still socially acceptable to shame those with hearing loss. Not being heard is a pain that we can all relate to.
Lately, I have heard more stories about shaming those with hearing loss. It still seems acceptable to express frustration through shaming when someone does not hear us. A community is made of all different kinds of people. Each one with struggles that others cannot see.
Asking at what age hearing is no longer vital is like asking at what age companionship is no longer necessary. Hearing is the sense that most contributes to our ability to engage with others.
You will be successful if you work with an audiologist who can guide you through choosing, learning to use, and maintaining your hearing aids. Studies show the importance of guidance from an audiologist. These findings are consistent no matter how basic or sophisticated the level of technology.
Research has demonstrated a relationship between delayed treatment for hearing loss and deterioration in the ability to understand speech.
Consider hearing aids as treatment for a serious, significant medical condition, not as an appliance purchase. Measure your satisfaction of hearing aids as how well it contributes to the quality of your communication and relationships.
What will get your loved one, who has hearing loss, to get a hearing test?
Hearing is the sense that has the most influence on your relationships. Hearing loss is associated with other serious health conditions.