Relationships

Jan
17

Personal Health: Lifelines for People With Hearing Loss

By JANE E. BRODY

Yvetta Fedorova

Hearing loss, a disability currently untreated in about 85 percent of those affected, may be the nation’s most damaging and costly sensory handicap. It is a hidden disability, often not obvious to others or even to those who have it.

Its onset is usually insidious, gradually worsening over years and thus easily ignored.

Most of those affected can still hear sounds and think the real problem is that people aren’t speaking clearly. They often ask others to speak up, repeat what was said or speak more slowly. Or they pretend they can hear, but their conversations may be filled with non sequiturs.

Feb
21

Love, Marriage and Hearing Loss

If the key to a happy marriage is good communication, then what happens when you take away the ability to convey thoughts, share feelings, ideas, hear and respond because of hearing loss?

The relationship is bound to suffer…sometimes even crumble. According to research, this happens more often than you would think.

ALARMING STATISTICS REGARDING HEARING LOSS AND MARRIAGE

In a British study of 1500 people (a decent size sampling) that had some hearing loss, this is what was found:

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