Saving a Relationship Jeopardized by Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss and RelationshipsAll relationships have ups and downs. Even the strongest relationships are put to the test with hard times. But one of the biggest challenges that relationships may end up facing, is when someone has untreated hearing loss. The inability to communicate, the frustration and embarrassment of not being able to hear the other person, the missed “I love you” and “I miss you,” the isolation and depression. These are just some of the things that couples of all sorts will face when someone is unable to hear.

In one article from Huffington Post, they note that hearing loss is going to become an even bigger issue soon. This is simply because the population is aging. The number of people living with impaired hearing is projected to jump considerably in the next few years. Almost 25 percent of those ages 65 to 74, and 50 percent of those 75 and older, have a disabling hearing loss, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

Why do you or your partner need to consider hearing aids to treat your hearing loss?

These are some of the most important reasons to consider meeting with one of our audiologists about hearing aids:

  • According to a survey by the British firmcom ― ongoing deafness can promote marital breakdown to the point of divorce. The site surveyed about 1,000 people over age 40 who had worsening hearing loss and found that 33 percent said it led to arguments with their spouse.
  • Arguments or depression can cause marital distress.
  • Lack of communication between partners can lead to stress, fights, or misunderstandings.

We couldn’t agree more with the author, who urges people understand one major concept; that attention be paid now to prevention strategies. Better to preserve our hearing than deal with its loss. If you or someone you love is dealing with untreated hearing loss and could benefit from hearing aids, the time to contact our audiologists is now! Don’t lose a relationship over hearing loss.



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