When Hearing Improves, Relationships Improve

Hearing loss and deafness are a common condition for many people in this country. In fact, to celebrate the legacy and heritage of living with deaf parents, April 28th of this year is known as Mother, Father Deaf Day, where activities are provided to celebrate and support families and people who suffer from hearing loss. And while certainly not everyone who suffers from hearing loss is completely deaf, we feel that this day celebrates the relationships that hold on even when hearing loss creates tough situations both physically and emotionally for all family members involved. No doubt having a parent who is unable to hear is hard for both the children and the parent. And no doubt that hearing loss impacts lifestyle. But our hearing loss products and services such as hearing aids can be the best place to start when dealing with a parent suffering from the inability to hear the joys that life has to offer.

Age-related hearing loss is common among our elderly people. Approximately 17 percent (36 million) of American adults report some degree of hearing loss. Furthermore, statistics show that there is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss: 18 percent of American adults 45-64 years old, 30 percent of adults 65-74 years old, and 47 percent of adults 75 years old or older have a hearing loss. Hearing loss affects families, not just the person who has the healing loss. Our audiologists will work with the members of the family to ensure that your loved one is getting the proper services and best products to improve hearing loss while improving your relationship.

According to an online article from hearinglossweb.com, “Energizer’s “All Ears” Hearing Survey polled two groups: baby boomers who suffer from hearing loss; and adult children who have a parent who suffers from hearing loss. The survey found that nearly half of adult children surveyed (45 percent) said a parent’s hearing loss has had an effect on the relationship they have with that parent.” Yet, only 1 out of 5 people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears one. From denial to missing important details in life, many people who could be dealing with their hearing loss choose not to for various reasons. Contact us today to find out how we can improve the hearing of your parent and see how your relationship can improve. Hearing aids come in all shapes and sizes and may be one way to get their hearing back on track, as well as your life.

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