Tips for Dealing with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is not the same for everyone, but it certainly is a challenge. Not only is this new and difficult for the person losing their hearing but also for the people around them. The good news is there are ways to overcome the challenges. It just takes some education, compassion, and a few handy tips to make it easier for everyone involved. Here are some tips for dealing with hearing loss for yourself or your loved ones.


There are 4 types of hearing loss and various routes to manage it. Knowing what type of hearing loss you are dealing with will determine your next steps. Treatments vary from hearing aids to surgery. The best way to find out what the options are is to visit a specialist. They can help guide you in the right direction. The more you know, the easier the process will be.


Understanding that hearing loss can cause emotional pain, shame, anger, and frustration will allow you to be more compassionate. Losing something you have always had is hard on anyone. Aging isn’t for the faint of heart. Knowing it isn’t anyone’s fault and that it is a normal part of aging should help. Having compassion for yourself or your loved one will make the process easier.


Hearing loss is equally frustrating for the individual as well as their loved ones. Patience is key. Here are a few tips when it comes to communicating with someone who has hearing loss.

  1. Face the person when talking to them. 
  2. Move your mouth clearly and not exaggerated.
  3. Speak louder than normal but do not shout. 
  4. Use hand gestures to embellish speech for easier comprehension.

Hearing loss happens to most of us as we age. Studies show 1 in 3 seniors have hearing loss. So, we thought everyone could use a few tips for dealing with it. We hope this information has been helpful. For more tips, visit our blog page.