Thursday, 19 December 2013

How important are hearing issues?

Hearing issues are an ongoing challenge for seniors. In severe cases, if a senior denies they have issues or refuses to wear hearing aids, people may think that they have cognitive issues when indeed its only that they didn’t hear a question or statement properly that might lead to an incorrect response. If you or someone you know is struggling with hearing impairment consider other options to assist if hearing aids are not a desired solution. Besides traditional hearing aids, there are many different types of devices that can help a person with hearing impairment stay connected to their world and maintain their independence. Contact your local Hearing Society to ask about amplifiers, special visual or vibrating alarms for doors, and tips for communication. Consider showing them how to text message on a cell phone, or find out about TTY phone lines or Relay services for the hearing impaired.

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