Do you feel like your spouse doesn’t listen to you or you have grown distant from each other? Are you questioning your relationship or marriage due to a breakdown in communication?
We see it repeatedly in our clinics – relationship issues. We’ve seen couples suffering with built-up frustration, stress, isolation, and loneliness in their relationships. Often overlooked and dismissed, is the possibility of untreated hearing loss being an underlying cause of their communication challenges.
Studies show that if one partner has an undiagnosed or untreated hearing loss, it could be causing detrimental situations for couples and families.
Hearing loss is not reserved solely for the elderly. There are many reasons hearing issues can occur, including noise induced hearing loss. Exposure to loud noise can damage hearing in both younger and older individuals. Examples of elements that can damage hearing include working in a noisy or industrial environment, music concerts, shooting firearms, lawn mowing, woodworking, or recreational activities involving motorsports.
Communication is essential for a healthy relationship and when communication lines breakdown, the difficulties can cause stress and tension. Even the most loving and stable relationship can suffer when simple conversation becomes problematic.
Do you notice your spouse or partner asking others to repeat themselves, turning up the TV or music too loud for others comfort, withdrawing at social events, or becoming frustrated with general conversation?
Do you notice yourself becoming frustrated with your spouse due to conversation difficulties? Do you find yourself thinking your spouse is dismissive or not listening to you? Do you get irritated quickly when your spouse is always saying ‘what’ to you while talking?
If you can answer yes to any to those questions, it could be time for a hearing evaluation.
After a hearing loss diagnosis, it is important that couples understand the negative impacts it might have on their relationship. The hearing care professionals at Miracle-Ear clinics will be able to answer all your questions and give insight into how hearing loss causes communication difficulties.
If you’re worried about the appearance of wearing hearing aids, don’t. Many of today’s modern hearing aid models are virtually undetectable in the ear. You have nothing to lose by scheduling a hearing test and exploring the different options available to you.
No one’s hearing loss is the same and we take great pride in providing an individualized experience to each client. Our goal is to provide you with the best quality care and hearing aids specifically programed to fit your lifestyle, environment, and budget.
The good news is wearing hearing aids can not only improve hearing and quality of life, but it can also improve communication, and ultimately relationships.