During childhood is the perfect time to teach your child about hearing loss. Whether a member of your family is experiencing hearing loss or you would just like to raise your child to respect those with disabilities, it is best to begin teaching your child about hearing loss early on. This can be done by using several different methods that each convey an important aspect of life without hearing.
Books can be a great way to introduce the concept of hearing loss in a way that your (more…)
A family can be challenged when one member faces a medical issue that changes their life. This can happen through many ways; but one that is hard for an entire family to initially handle is the loss of hearing. This is because at first the entire family may feel as if they have lost the ability to communicate with their loved one. It is imperative for a family to seek out and become educated about hearing loss (more…)
Hearing loss happens like with many of the senses that steadily decline with age, but it can be a little frustrating when it happens – both to the sufferer and those surrounding him or her. You might have even experienced such a thing yourself. Maybe you were arguing with grandpa about direct tv vs dish or republicans vs democrats or jazz vs rock – only to have the discussion turn into a frustrated exchange and eventually break down due to hearing loss. If it’s frustrating for you talking to someone who can’t hear, imagine how they must feel.
Often times we don’t or we simply can’t conceive of it and that’s the real problem. We get frustrated, they get frustrated and we all build and associate tension with one another. One of the best ways you can help a loved one cope with hearing loss is by showing them that you have an interest in their situation and are willing to help them find solutions. This can either come in the form of learning to sign or searching for medical solutions to make things easier. You can also have patience and understanding to help your loved one understand that they are not alone in this matter.
Choosing a hearing aide for the first time may seem a little bit overwhelming at first because there are so many different hearing aids to choose from. Some people think that having a hearing aid will make them feel old but that is not true at all. Many people both young and old need hearing aids. Millions of people wear glasses or contact lenses to see so why shouldn’t people feel just as comfortable wearing a hearing aid to (more…)
Hearing is something that most people take for granted because they think that they will always have it. However, there are many people who have suffered hearing loss and are now dealing with the devastating consequences of it. It can be quite heartbreaking for a mother to not be able to hear the sound of her children laughing. It can be devastating for a musician to never be able to hear the sound of beautiful music again. Hearing is something that something that people really do not think about, unless they lose it. (more…)
Learning to speak without using words is a valuable talent that aids both the hearing and the nonhearing population. Those individual who are hard of hearing and deaf can sometimes have difficulty in conveying what they need and want to the hearing population. This causes them to become isolated and alone.
Sign language is one way in which the deaf and hard of hearing can talk to others. Sign language is a way in which a series of motions and hand signals stand for words and phrases. This allows (more…)
It can be frustrating for people to watch a loved one lose his or her hearing. However, there are a few things that people can do to make this process easier for their loved ones. People who are losing their hearing often have to do things slower than other people. That is why they need their loved ones to be patient with them. People whose family and friends are patient with them will be able to cope with their hearing loss better.
Loved ones of a person (more…)