Hearing Helper

One of the most aggravating aspects of living with an individual with hearing loss, who is in denial (everyone mumbles they say), is constantly repeating yourself, speaking louder, or interpreting the world for them.

Here is one very clever intervention. Explain to your loved one in a calm, loving voice:

The family has had a talk. We believe you have a hearing loss and in the past we have helped you by repeating ourselves, or interpreting what other people have said. We love you very much and want you to get help for your hearing loss. For the next few weeks we will continue to help you but we will preface our help with the words “Hearing Helper”. We think in a short period of time you will realize how many times you seek our help in hearing.”

A little bit of tough love, but this method does work.