Understanding the effect on your loved ones.
Hearing loss affects your companion, too
Once someone suspects they have hearing issues, they’ll wait, on average, seven years before getting a hearing evaluation. One reason is they don’t think it affects the people around them. But a study by The National Council on Aging had surprising findings: After study participants with hearing loss began using hearing aids, their family members reported better relationships at home, better feelings of self-worth, better relationships with children or grandchildren, and even better physical health.
Inviting a loved one shows you recognize that it affects them. It also shows you respect their insight, thoughts, and feelings about this important step you’re taking.
Your technology can be tailored to the voice you hear the most
If we decide technology is the best solution, you can bring whoever you’re around the most – a sibling, spouse, a child – to the fitting appointment so we can optimize the technology for their voice.