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How Your Trusted Audiology Clinic in Calgary Can Help You Manage the Frustration of Hearing Loss

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Losing even a small percentage of your hearing capability can be challenging. Most of us take the capacity to hear for granted.

Once that ability begins to wane, the results may seem scary, overwhelming, and downright frustrating.

Fortunately, you are not alone in your struggles with this particular impairment. You can turn to various resources as you learn to live with this all-too-common condition. From friends to relatives to an advanced audiology clinic in Calgary, assistance is within your reach.

Identifying the Frustrations of Hearing Loss

In order to deal with the obstacles in your path, you must first be able to recognize them. If your condition is relatively new, you may not even be aware of certain issues that are bothering you. You might experience a broad range of emotions on a daily basis, without ever really knowing their origins. You could intermittently feel resentful, suspicious, afraid, and exasperated on any given day. The following are some of the top challenges that the hearing impaired might endure, as well as some strategies for handling them with ease.

  • You feel excluded from conversations. If you cannot hear as well as you once did, you may begin to feel left out of conversations. Try to keep in mind that those around you are probably unaware that this is happening. When you don’t respond or ’93keep up’94 with the conversation, others may innocently assume that you are not interested. Don’t try to conceal your diminished auditory perception ’96 and if people forget about it, remind them when necessary. Ask questions when you feel you have missed important details. There is nothing wrong with politely asserting your desire to be included in a conversation.
  • Participating has become exhausting. No matter how accommodating people are, you might still feel exhausted from trying to participate in conversation and life, in general. You might feel disappointed the first time you watch a TV show with captions. Trying to communicate with your loved ones could sometimes drain you of all your energy. Explore coping techniques until you find the ones that work for you. Take short breaks throughout the day. Practice mediation, learn tai chi, or take a yoga class. Self-care is more vital to you now than ever.
  • You think your device is too obvious. You may feel that your hearing aids are too noticeable to others. Maybe you think that if they are obvious, other people will suspect that you are older than your actual age. It may comfort you to know that most people are generally not concerned with such issues. If anything, they are probably more concerned about their own perceived flaws. Also, many modern auditory devices are quite inconspicuous, so talk to a professional about the latest technology and a device that will suit your condition.

Consult Our Team of Hearing Care Experts for Assistance

Hearing loss can certainly be frustrating, but assistance is available. Discuss your concerns with your family, friends, and colleagues, so they can help you cope with this common health condition. Consult audiologists for guidance and solutions, and review information about products designed to make your life easier.

Our Calgary audiology clinic offers a variety of hearing aids to enhance your sound perception. Come and see us at one of our several locations, or contact us online today.

All the blogs are reviewed and edited by our clinic's lead audiologist, Dr. Anne Wooliams. Dr. Woolliams is an experienced audiologist specialized in pediatric audiology, auditory processing, and tinnitus/sound sensitivity therapy. She is dedicated to providing top-notch hearing care and helping her clients improve their language and communication abilities. Dr. Woolliams' expertise in literature and linguistics, combined with her passion for helping people improve their language and communication, make her an incredibly valuable asset in the field of audiology. Learn more about Dr. Woolliams.