As your age increases, so does your likelihood of hearing loss.

When your hearing declines, you may face feelings of frustration because you continually have to ask others to speak louder or repeat themselves. You may feel detached and isolated, as if you’re the only one with this problem. You may even be in denial that a problem even exists. Whatever you’re feeling, you’re not alone.

Hearing aids and assistive listening devices can be used to prevent hearing loss from decreasing your quality of life. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASLHA) suggests finding support through hearing rehabilitation. Some of its benefits are:

  • Learning how to use your hearing aids as effectively as possible.
  • Help in coping with hearing loss.
  • Finding alternative ways to communicate.

Another suggestion for smoothing this transition is to join a support group. The other members can offer you comfort by providing:
Encouragement from and friendship with people who are experiencing similar issues.

  • The feelings of inclusion and control of the situation.
  • Increased confidence.
  • Tips and helpful ideas for adjusting to your devices.
  • Insight into the newest technologies.

Just remember that hearing loss is a journey you don’t have to endure alone. We’re here to provide you with direction and answers. Schedule an appointment at either of our convenient offices, located in Memphis and Jackson.