know someone with a hearing loss?

Does your loved one have a hearing loss? How do you best help them? 

HOW DO I HELP MY LOVED ONE WHO HAS A HEARING LOSS?

Hearing loss often develops slowly and it can take a long time before someone decides to actually get a hearing aid. Here is some advice about what you, as a relative or friend, can do to help your loved one hear better.

A HUGE DIFFERENCE

For Reina’s husband, it wasn’t simply a question of acquiring a hearing aid.

He wasn’t satisfied with the first hearing solutions he found and felt they didn’t help him.

However, after he tried a Widex hearing aid he wears it all the time. It’s made a huge difference to his life – and Reina’s too.
Signs of hearing loss in a loved one
  • Difficulty understanding people
  • The need to have phrases repeated
  • High TV volumes
  • Difficulty hearing the phone
  • Difficulty following group chats
  • Withdrawal from social situations
COMMUNICATION TIPS
  • Catching his/her attention before speaking to make sure he/she looks at you
  • Speaking slowly and clearly
  • Repeating kindly what he/she doesn't hear the first time
  • Using body language to show what you are saying
  • Asking kindly if he/she heard what you said

4 STEPS TO BETTER HEARING

1. Visit your local hearing care professional

2. Tell your hearing loss story

3. Take a quick and painless hearing examination

4. Choose your new hearing aids

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