Asking Someone to Repeat Themselves (Is OK!)

It irks me when people with hearing loss, including me, are reluctant to ask someone to repeat themselves. But I understand the many reasons – and the consequences. If you don’t ask for a repeat of something you didn’t catch, that immediately puts you into the bluffing hole – which can quickly turn into a deep,…

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Let’s Let Other People Help Us Hear

One of the annoying things about hearing loss, for many people, is having to depend on things and other people to help them hear. Adults may be reluctant to admit their developing hearing loss because it threatens their independence, so they dismiss suggestions from their family to get help. But they don’t want help—from hearing…

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