According to the study, Hearing loss is not a major problem. It can be treated by many ways, but when it is untreated it may lead to some complications, the patient might suffer from stress, depression and social isolation and even patient may putt oneself to risk. so how can we help our loved one who has hearing loss? here are some ideas.
How 4 Easy ideas can help a loved one?
- Seeking doctor frequently: Supporting your loved one to get checked up frequently to the audiologist. and to consult with the licensed audiologist to treat with a better option of hearing aids, or cochlear implant or any other devices which are appropriate to the patient and can give them a good solution so that the patient can communicate easily.
- Family support: A good friendly environment is also very essential for the patient to understand their feelings and to overcome this emotional condition. Most of the time the people who have hearing loss might cause depression, Anxiety, the strain on a relationship, hurt feelings, anger and, frustration. At this point in view, we should help the patient to be more comfortable with the gatherings or family parties, at outings or surroundings and be supportive to them always.
- Communicate with someone with hearing loss: The main important thing in a relationship is communication Wheather it is a friendship or relation or a stranger. It s very difficultly to communicate with someone with hearing loss. To interact with your loved ones, first, try to understand their behavior and make the patient comfortable with the language or person’s attention towards you so that he or she can lipread and focus on what you are talking about. Do not shout and sit in a crowd or disturbing places. instead, sit in calm and well-lit quiet places and speak clearly and slowly and show them your facial expressions and sit closer to them. Reduce the background noise of TV while speaking with the patient.
- Give them an option: First, we should educate the person who has hearing loss, and this condition is treatable and there are many resources to overcome this emotional condition. consulting the licensed audiologist, and getting advised to go with a better option or treatment like hearing aid or surgical method like a cochlear implant. perhaps these devices are not an instant cure, it may take time to adjust with the sound that comes through the devices.
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