Hear For Yourself
It’s very difficult for someone with normal hearing to understand what it’s like to have a hearing loss. How often have you heard a friend who knows you have a hearing loss, be almost shocked: “You mean you don’t hear that?”
To give someone a sense of what it is like to have a hearing loss, ask your family member or friend to go to www.hear-the-world.com/en/knowledge/hearing-loss/what-hearing-loss-sounds-like.
The site simulates various degrees of hearing loss. Of course, it’s not the same as truly having hearing loss full-time. The challenges of untreated hearing loss include misunderstanding a friend or spouse, choosing not to go out with friends, or not going out to the movies. Fortunately, these effects are minimized or eliminated with professional hearing care .