HEARING LOSS, AN ADVENTURER’S GUIDE
Learning about hearing loss and how best to deal with your hearing loss in particular, will take some time. As you become familiar with terminology, receive support from others, learn about assistive listening devices, and use tips and coping mechanisms, you will gain confidence and decrease your stress.
No two people hear alike, even with the same
hearing test results. Because people's lives
differ and because we hear with our brains
as well as our ears, our needs and skills will
also be different, as will the time it takes to
develop the "work arounds" and coping
mechanisms, which will suit each of us the best.
There isn’t one person or resource that has all
the answers but if you'd like a good starting
point, you've come the right place. The Hearing
Loss Association of America, be it at the National
level or the local chapter level, will give you a wonderful start on learning to live with hearing loss.
Our resources and experience will also be helpful for family members and others to read. People with hearing loss may at times feel isolated but the truth is we humans are social beings. Those with hearing loss face challenges with issues of communications. Those with whom we associate our families and friends often have questions and need information and help as well.
We encourage everyone to browse our website, contact us for information and support, participate in our events and of course become a member of our Rochester Chapter. Our Chapter has something for everyone, but we need to keep up the momentum and are always looking for people to join and if possible help others by actively participating in our Chapter. No need to be shy, our meetings are open to everyone. Do come and check us out.