Help a loved one

Help those you care about get the hearing loss help they need

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You can make a difference

Hearing loss doesn't just affect the person who has it. It also affects spouses, family members and friends.

Physically, the inability to hear warning sounds or the voices of dependents could potentially put lives in danger. Even emotionally, the impact can resonate throughout family and social circles — from frustration with repeating things over and over, to sadness at seeing a loved one isolate themselves from the people and activities they enjoy.

Convincing someone to seek help for hearing loss is the right thing to do, but is not always easy.

What you can do

  • Talk to your loved one about their hearing concerns.
  • Gently remind them of their hearing loss every time you "translate" or repeat something for them.
  • Encourage them to visit a hearing professional to do more research and get their questions answered.
  • Offer to schedule and attend a hearing consultation with them.
  • Remind them they have nothing to lose and potentially everything to gain by seeing a hearing professional.

What is your loved one experiencing?

What does hearing loss sound like?

The Hearing Loss Simulator helps you understand what your loved one may be going through. Listen to sounds in a variety of environments, first with normal hearing and then with simulated levels of hearing loss.

People with normal hearing have no difficulty hearing and understanding speech regardless of the environment or distance from the sound source.

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