If you’ve noticed that something seems a little different with your loved one and their behavior has changed slightly, chances are they could be experiencing difficulties with their hearing but feel too embarrassed to bring the subject up.
If you think that this could be the problem, here are a few warning signs that you’ll need to look out for before approaching the subject and offering a solution.
They’re not joining in with conversations
One of the most common signs of moderate hearing loss is the inability to hear quiet conversations. They may miss out on key pieces of the conversation and appear confused at times. This can lead them to retreat away from others which is a very lonely and isolating feeling.
The TV and radio volumes are turned up high
When you are with your loved one, you might find that the volume of their radio or TV is cranked up to the maximum as they’re struggling to hear their favorite shows.
It might seem like it’s way too loud for you to concentrate, but to them, it’s the only way that they can follow plotlines or listen to their favorite music.
They don’t want to go out
Hearing problems don’t just stop us from socializing and communicating with others, but it can also be dangerous in some outdoor situations too.
A trip to the store can be a real challenge if you can’t hear traffic or cars turning bends, plus they may not be able to hear what the cashier is saying easily, which can lead to even more embarrassment.
They shy away from social events
You might find that you’re loved one is turning down invitations to family gatherings and social events because they feel isolated because of their hearing loss. This is a vicious circle that can lead to even more loneliness, which can be seriously detrimental to their overall well-being.
When people suffer from hearing impairment, many avoid getting hearing aids due to the cost and the old school hearing amplifiers were at times large and bulky. But the newer smaller design and lower costs of OTC hearing aids vs traditional prescription hearing aids make them a great option.
If you’ve noticed any of these warning signs, then act now. Talk to your friend or family member about your concerns and discuss the range of Otofonix hearing aids that can help them rediscover clear and high-quality sound at an affordable price.
Our customer service team is on hand to answer any questions and to discuss the best device for your loved one’s needs, so get in touch with us today.
Looking for a hearing clinic near you? Visit our audiologist directory HERE