Question: My father says he is getting his hearing aids cleaned and adjusted, but when I am with him, I cannot see that he is hearing any better. What do we do?
Answer: Try attending an appointment with your father and even bringing other family members who are impacted by communication with him. Research has shown the role of family in successful hearing care is critical. Therefore, we specialize in a family centered approach to resolve the breakdown in communication.
With this approach, the impact of a person’s hearing impairment on his family rises to the surface. It enhances the impact of intervention by involving those people closest to him. We have seen such improvement in the ability of family members to communicate more effectively, to understand the impact of hearing loss, and to understand the benefits of the hearing aid.