So your parents are struggling with hearing loss and you want to help. You understand all the important health benefits to getting your hearing checked. So what can you do to help them take action?
Recently ‘HealthyHearing.com’ posted a number of tips that you can use when it comes to talking to your parents about hearing loss. The steps they suggest are:
- Do your own research first – Coming to the conversation with the prepared knowledge can really help give them someone to lean on.
- Make sure the timing is right – When stress is high it’s probably not the best time to bring something like this up.
- Be empathetic and loving – It’s important to be understanding. Hearing loss isn’t an easy thing to deal with.
- Focus on the effects – There are a lot of positives for taking action against hearing loss. Less feelings of isolation, help prevent cognitive decline, help feel better about life in general. It’s hard to not want hearing aids with all the great things that come from them.
- Make sure to offer support – Be there for your parents, support is sometimes all that is needed to take the first steps.
- Help support them after they take action – There can be a lot to adjust to after getting hearing aids. Help your parents get used to the changes, and recognize the positives as they happen.
As our parents age it can be challenging watching the struggles they have to face. Don’t let them face these challenges alone. Take the steps to help them act.
CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life.
Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator