Hearing Impairment Help

Hearing Impaired Grandparents Get Help

Grandparents: Admitting that you are hearing impaired, to at least some degree, is the first step for getting help.

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You Know You Have Impaired Hearing. What CanYou Do?
Grandparents and Grandchildren Today

By DH Owens

Grandparents: You may bluster through and hide your hearing difficulty for a while. Buteventually your children or grandchildren will know you are hearing impaired. Sotell them right away because they can help you.

 

Sometimes admitting that you have impaired hearing is the first step to getting help. Since you now realize that you are hearing impaired to at least some degree, the next step is getting help.

Help from the Medical Community

You might start by telling your doctor about your hearing impairment. He/shemay treat you or your doctor may refer you to anotolaryngologist, a doctor who specializes in the ear, nose, and throat.

Audiologists andotolaryngolists often work as a team.

The otolaryngologist will explore the reasons for your hearing difficulty andmay offer treatment options. He/she may also work with an audiologist to measure your hearing. 

Audiologists can help you find the right hearing aid if one is necessary.

Helpful Solutions Often Come from Your Family 

You may bluster through and hide your hearing difficulty for a while. Buteventually your children or grandchildren will know you are hearing impaired. Sotell them right away because they can help you. Don’t hesitate to ask for helpoften.

1. Ask your family to speak louder, but explain they do not need to shout.

2. Ask them to speak more clearly, but explain they do not need to speak more slowly.

3. Ask them to face you when they talk to you. Their expressions and bodylanguage are helpful to you in understanding them better.

4. Some people start off talking loudly and clearly, then disintegrateinto a murmur before the sentence is over. Explain that to your family and askthem to be careful not to do it around you.

Other practical solutions for your hearing difficulties:

  • Buy a telephone that allows you to adjust the sound,
  • Turn off the radio, music, or television when you can. This is particularly important in a crowd of people.
  • When you are with your children and grandchildren, you want to visit, not be entertained by outsiders. Choose places to visit that do not have distracting background noises.
  • Families like to eat together. Make yourself a list of quiet restaurants. Ask that your family choose one of those restaurants when going out to eat. Be clear that Chili’s is not the place to take Grandpa.
  • Even when you eat at a quiet restaurant, don’t sit near the kitchen or wait stations.
  • Stay away from music when you want to visit or sit as far away from the band or audio equipment as possible.

 

 

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