If someone has hearing loss and you are talking to that person, don’t repeat what you’ve said over and over, getting louder and louder each time. Instead, change what you are saying--sometimes it is word recognition that’s the problem, not the volume of speech. Certain letters correspond to certain frequencies. If a person can’t hear certain frequencies, then speech related to those sounds won’t be heard. Also, even when the hearing impaired have hearing aids, hearing can still be difficult, so be sure to get someone’s attention before you speak to them and don’t turn your voice away.
People need to see public service announcements about hearing aids, and those announcements should be displayed in a positive way. People should also be educated on hearing loss, understanding that life is much more enjoyable with better hearing. There’s nothing wrong with wearing hearing aids. They fit right in with today’s technology.
Quality of life and brain health are two of the reasons people should get hearing aids if there’s hearing loss. Also, it is less embarrassing to have hearing aids than it is to ask people a million times to repeat themselves.
Don’t let someone miss out on a quality life. Talk to them about getting hearing aids if they have hearing loss. For more information, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.