"I need to handle my hearing loss by myself."

Fact or Fiction?

Audiologists and hearing aid specialists are all in agreement that the path to better hearing is one that's best walked down together. When a loved one is continuing to live with an untreated hearing loss, refusing to speak with a professional or consider hearing aid options, they put themselves at greater risk. The chances of losing more of the hearing you do have increases, while the level of cognitive ability/brainpower will decrease. The lessened mental activity can then lead to a higher risk of developing more serious issues such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. If your loved one is living with an untreated hearing loss, it can be frustrating at times when you notice a decrease in the level of communication, but you can often be the one to inspire a change. 

Say What Hearing aims to bring you and the one you love back into the conversation. Dedicated to hearing loss advocacy, we are a resource for individuals with hearing loss to find their local professional and discuss the solutions available to them. If you are a wife, husband, or child of someone with hearing loss, you are in a position to help. The best way to do so is out of love.

Get started by going in together to speak with a hearing professional and have an evaluation. The support of others is one of the most powerful ways to dispel some of the initial worries one may have such as, "I don't want to look older than I am" or "hearing aids aren't for me".  Use our hearing clinic finder to see if we have a location near you and request a visit with an Audiologist or hearing aid specialist.