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Coping With Hearing Loss

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Ways To Deal With Hearing Loss

 

However much we protect our senses as we get older, hearing loss is something that is often out of our control. Although some personal acts can impact our hearing loss, such as cleaning too aggressively, hearing loss can also be a natural thing. 

 

Should you suffer from hearing loss in your life and want to find the best tips for dealing with it, here’s more.

 

 

Get Regular Checkups 

 

When you have experienced hearing loss and seen an audiologist to assess the issue and attain a solution, then it is important to continue seeing the audiologist regularly to keep an eye on the health of your ears. 

 

Your hearing loss might remain the same throughout your life but it is still important to maintain the good health of your ears. Likewise, an audiologist can help should you have any concerns about your hearing loss, such as an impact on your communication. 

 

If you worry about how your hearing loss could affect your communication, then you can learn more and find a solution by attending your checkups. You can attain expert advice on how to achieve a more comfortable lifestyle while dealing with your hearing loss.

 

Self-care 

 

Practicing self-care can help you to feel comfortable and confident with the impairment. For instance, avoiding loud sounds and avoiding putting objects in your ears will ensure to not hinder your hearing any further. 

 

Moreover, giving yourself love and support will ensure that you feel confident when wearing your hearing aids. For some people, it can take time to get used to them. However, they will get comfortable in time and before you know it, you will hardly notice them at all. In the first few months of wearing them, they might feel strange but practicing wearing them and knowing that they are there to help you will help you deal with hearing loss. 

 

Be patient with yourself

 

You need to be patient with yourself when you experience hearing loss, especially if it degrades over time. You might find yourself not being able to hear much at all and getting frustrated will not help. Instead, be patient with yourself when you communicate as it will make things much easier. 

 

If you need to, then you can write things down to communicate instead of speaking verbally. This will help you avoid frustration and slowly get used to the degradation of your hearing. 

 

Likewise, it will take you some time to get used to the hearing aids. Therefore, be patient with them and don’t give up on them. They might irritate you at first but in time you will notice how comfortable they can be and how much they help you hear. Therefore, be patient so that you can reap their benefits. Never be afraid to ask for help when communicating or using your hearing aids. There is plenty of support available from audiologists who will give you the best advice for dealing with hearing loss.

 

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Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.