How to Refer a Family Member to an Audiologist

Untreated hearing loss goes beyond our ability to hear well. Hearing loss can affect our mood, our energy and our relationships with others. When a family member has untreated hearing loss all those around him or her can feel it too. Frustration and even tempers can run high over time. If you feel a family member may have hearing loss, here are some tips to help refer him or her to an audiologist.

Finally, you should be prepared. Know your facts, talk to a hearing aid center prior to having the conversation with your family member. Learn about hearing exams and the diagnosis process. Understand better how hearing aids are recommended and fitted. Have the information ready for when your family member seems receptive.

Starting the conversion is never easy, but untreated hearing loss doesn’t heal itself and unfortunately will only get worse for your loved one.