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How can I help my loved one who has hearing loss?

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Be patient. It takes time to adjust to hearing loss. If your loved one seems hesitant to make changes, know that it’s normal. If you’re concerned about the way he’s behaving, talk to him directly about it instead of telling others you’re worried. Try to stay positive and relaxed. The more supportive you are, the easier it will be for your loved one to adjust and get help.

From: How to Support Better Hearing WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Hearing Loss Association of America: "Living with Hearing Loss."

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: "Communicating with People with Hearing Loss."

Cleveland Clinic: "Tips to Improve Communication when Talking with Someone with Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Adult Aural/Audiologic Rehabilitation.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on August 1, 2019

SOURCES:

Hearing Loss Association of America: "Living with Hearing Loss."

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: "Communicating with People with Hearing Loss."

Cleveland Clinic: "Tips to Improve Communication when Talking with Someone with Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Adult Aural/Audiologic Rehabilitation.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on August 1, 2019

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