Month: October 2016

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Procrastination

Making the decision to try hearing aids is not an easy one for some people, especially if sometimes you hear beautifully, and other times poorly. Loved ones may also observe this to be true. This gives the false impression that…

Isolationism

The personal tragedy of untreated hearing loss is the isolation that results from avoiding all the situations that make hearing a challenge. These also happen to be the situations that have made life so enjoyable. These include going to plays,…

Co-Dependent Behavior

In 2005, I published a study that explored who audiologists felt were more resistant to hearing aids, men or women. Over half of the practitioners surveyed (about 54 percent) reported they felt men were more resistant; about 34 percent felt…

Mechanisms of Resistance

Mechanisms of resistance can become an integral part of the way people operate in the world. The more sophisticated and highly developed their compensatory responses, the easier it may be to deny the problem. For example, some may have others…

Denying Hearing Loss

If your hearing healthcare provider informs you that you have an irreversible sensorineural hearing loss, despite the fact that more than 31 million other Americans share the same challenge, this is not welcomed news. However, it's quite another story if…