The Living Sounds Blog
Hearing Loss is Frustrating
Hearing loss is frustrating for more than just the person with the hearing loss.
Recently Iâ€™ve been talking with my son, Marshall, about his experiences with my hearing issues.Â He obviously has a very different perspective on the events that led up to me getting a hearing aid and itâ€™s been interesting to hear his thoughts and a different perspective on the situation.
Marshall expressed how frustrating it was to try and talk to me when he had to continually repeat himself or when I simply didnâ€™t hear him at all. I hadnâ€™t really thought about how it was affecting my boys. No one wants to be the source of frustration, particularly when it comes to a loved one. As a parent Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ve often frustrated my kids, but with good reason. This was different.
Knowing what I know now, it was such an easy fix. It didnâ€™t need to be so hard to communicate with each other. The TV also didnâ€™t have to be so loud apparently.