In Psychology Today, there is an excellent article by Shari Eberts (founder of Living with Hearing Loss) on ‘How to Make Your Hearing Loss less Invisible’.
Hearing loss is invisible. It cannot be seen, especially if someone is trying to hide it, which many people with hearing loss still are. Making hearing loss more visible will help us get the assistance that is needed.
Since it is invisible, hearing loss is easily overlooked, ignored, or not taken seriously. Nobody would deny someone in a wheelchair needing assistance opening a door, but requests for hearing loops or captioning are sometimes met with resistance. Hearing loss is just a normal part of getting older, people think. No big deal. They are wrong.
Shari Eberts shares tips on how to make your hearing loss more visible, read the full article here.
If you or a family member is having any difficulties with hearing or hearing aids, please give us a call at 727-323-2471 and set up an appointment. We can help you.
Susan E. Terry, Au.D., F-AAA, F-NAP
Doctor of Audiology
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