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When you have hearing loss, it’s important to be persistent

It’s a fact of life—for people with hearing loss, that is—that other people forget. They forget that you have hearing loss, and they forget to communicate in ways that make it easier for you to understand. This even applies to the people that you work and live with on a daily basis.

According to psychologist Dr. Sam Trychin, if you react by thinking that they forget because they don’t care, or they are too busy to make time for you, this is self-defeating and usually wrong. Since it is simply a fact that people forget, it is in your best interest to accept that and think about ways to remind them. In other words, it is important to be persistent!

It is not a bad idea to prepare people by informing them you will remind them if they do forget. Read full article at



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    Sandra Vandenhoff

    Dr. Sandra Vandenhoff is an audiologist with hearing loss, founder of HEARa, Hearing Rehabilitation teacher, and Canadian author, who does not remember saying on her first day of wearing hearing aids: "Mom, I can hear my shoelaces!"

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