Keys to Successfully Living With Reduced Hearing

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Here are some tips on how to live successfully with reduced hearing so you may start enjoying the many benefits of better hearing.

  • Recognize that you are having difficulty and the importance of improving your hearing and your life
  • Stay motivated to hear better
  • Have the support and understanding of family and friends
  • Understand your own communication needs
  • Be knowledgeable about your hearing and hearing aids
  • Recognize that by treating your hearing, you are not just helping yourself, but also your relationships with others
  • Have realistic expectations of what your hearing aids will and will not do
  • Give yourself time to adjust
  • Hearing aids require regular maintenance and care in order to function well
  • Educate your family, friends and co-workers about communication with hearing aids
  • Ask and re-ask questions
  • Wear two hearing aids if you need them
  • Utilize all the resources at your disposal (speech reading, hearing assistive technology, hearing care professionals, communication strategies, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Programs & Services)
  • Have a positive attitude!

“My advice to anyone who is worried about their hearing is to have a hearing test to confirm their decreased hearing.  Consult with a hearing professional, learn about your options, and decide for yourself what would be best for you” – Elaine

 

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