Denial is a common human condition associated with hearing loss. Unfortunately it is particularly ubiquitous among the senior community. A 2015 study showed that seniors in general appeared to be in denial about hearing loss. The study gave several reasons why, some being:
- They think their hearing is not bad enough to need hearing aids.
- They say they hear what they want to hear, and don’t care about the rest.
- They claim that everyone around them is mumbling.
- They say it’s normal to lose their hearing. It’s just a part of aging, so “no big deal.”
- They are concerned about looking old.
You can read more here: https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/52525-Study-shows-seniors-in-denial-about-hearing-loss
The first step in getting treatment for your hearing loss is recognizing you need to take action. Even Eddy the Ear has a video about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj-tkyKhvOE
If you or anyone you know is struggling with hearing loss but isn’t willing to admit it, please remember how important early treatment is. Hearing loss can start having a negative effect on your life even at the early stages.
If you believe you have any level of hearing loss, make an appointment with a hearing care professional today.
CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. We encourage everyone to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. We are obsessed with helping those with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life. To learn more about CaptionCall and how you can qualify for a no-cost CaptionCall phone, visit www.captioncall.com