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Hearing management

Question
Posted by: KD | 2006/04/20

Q.

Hearing AId

My Mom is 75 today
she has a hearing problem but wont acknowledge it
how do i go about asking her to see the doctor
about her hearing -
she is very sensitive at present
lost my Dad in Dec and her grandson in Jan 06
She is a pensioner and goes to a State Hospital
KD

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Dear KD

I can understand that you are in a difficult position, it is always so hart-warming for me to see families worrying about each other's wellbeing. A great percentage of people with hearing loss are in denial about it. Your Mom is obviously going through a period of great loss and i could only imagine that loosing her hearing might be a reality that she is just not up to dealing with at the moment. I really don't know what would be the best way to approach her but if i were to make a suggestion, i would say treat her with loving honesty. Discuss your concerns openly with her and then allow her to respond, she might be open to it or she might not be ready for it, in which case, i would give her some more time.

Please let me know if you need any further input or if i need to refer you to an audiologist in your area (izabelle@widex.co.za).

kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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