Being able to hear sounds is very important to human beings. It enables us to communicate with each other and makes us feel as part of a group. Being able to hear well allows us to receive information, both from other people and from our surroundings.
Sounds can be pleasurable - the sound of nature or music, or noisy - sounds that are too loud or too uncomfortable.
The challenge of handling a hearing loss
Getting used to life with a hearing loss is challenging to most hearing aid users, both mentally and physically.
It can be difficult to accept the fact that you are more or less dependent upon one or two hearing aids and that your hearing loss is permanent. Hearing aid users also often feel that just telling other people about their needs and what others can do to help can be challenging. However, there are many ways of facing the challenges of having a hearing loss positively.
On these pages you can find examples of what you can do and what you can ask others to do in order to maintain an active life with a hearing loss.