Our ego is attached to our health. We like to think of ourselves as being in shape, with a good heart, teeth, bones, vision-and good hearing. To resist the reality of hearing loss perpetuates miss-communication and the emotions that go with not hearing well. If we ignore it, or stop thinking about it, the problem doesn’t go away.
Living with someone who refuses to get help, regardless of the condition, is a challenge, Because the development of hearing loss is typically a slow process, so too, have you probably been having people slowly help you compensate. This sets up a potentially fertile environment for strained family relationships.
Many hearing impaired people are rejected by others who do not know of their afflictions. They get accused of suffering from memory difficulties, disinterested, paranoid, senile and sometimes stupid, when in fact it was hearing loss.