You can’t always be there. But we can.
Hearing loss is an extremely common issue of aging. Many adults cope with some diminishment in their ability to hearing clearly, which can make a tremendous difference in their quality of life. This is especially true for those seniors who have always enjoyed an active social life and enjoy being around others. No longer being able to hear as clearly can make them feel as though they are disconnected from the rest of the gathering. They may also feel embarrassed by their limitation and choose instead to withdraw from the event rather than facing the discomfort of not being able to follow the conversation.
Use these tips to help keep a senior who is losing their hearing part of the conversation at a social gathering: