Did you know? August is Romance Awareness Month, so we wanted to talk about hearing loss and communication with your partner. Hearing loss doesn’t only affect the person who has it, their relationships can suffer too. The relationship with your significant other can suffer the most when communication breaks down. Instead of letting that happen, make communication a priority and keep the romance alive. Here are tips for communicating with your partner when hearing loss comes into play.
Hearing Aids Can Help
Hearing aids are the primary treatment for hearing loss. Once someone with hearing loss gets hearing aids, most of the problem communicating will be resolved. No more asking “what” all the time, which can put a strain on even the strongest relationships. Hearing aids take that burden away immediately and puts you back on a path for better communication. Misunderstandings can get in the way of relationships while proper hearing and communication eliminates them.
One of the things that can cause relationship problems for those who have hearing loss is that it prevents them from wanting to go out and be social. Hearing aids can make social interactions fun again when they allow you to hear in restaurants, the movies, and even at loud parties with friends. Another way that hearing aids help your relationship is they help you regain your independence. While couples promise to be together through sickness and health, hearing loss can be a challenge to continue to live with since there is a solution available in hearing aids.
Once hearing aids come into the picture, there is no longer the need for repeating and translating everything that is said. Once all of these challenges are overcome, it can take a great deal of strain and stress off of your relationship, allowing you to relax and be intimate without the weight or burden of hearing loss to come in between you.
Consult with the Experts at Smithtown / Sayville Hearing Services
If you want to learn more, just let us know. Contact us today to schedule a FREE assessment. We’d love to see you and answer anything you’ve got for us. Here at Smithtown Hearing Services we are dedicated to your hearing health and all aspects of your life, living with hearing loss!