Hearing Care Q & A
Question: Why Do You Encourage Us to Bring a Companion?
Answer: The simple answer is that everyone benefits, including your audiologist.
Let’s unpack some of the reasons for this:
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 companion provides a …