Bluffing Through Untreated Hearing Loss
Posted by Hearing Northwest on July 25, 2014
Have you ever noticed someone turning his or her ear when listening to a conversation? Or have you seen someone request to site in a specific seat in a restaurant so his or her 'good ear' is away from background noise? Or perhaps you've noticed someone listening to follow the dialogue? They are finding ways to bluff through situations that are difficult for people with untreated hearing loss using coping mechanisms.
The coping stage, one of the four stages in untreated hearing loss, is usually a common last effort at engaging in social situations while still avoiding proper treatment. No matter what the trick to try better hearing, coping mechanisms never provide a lasting solution as well as hearing aid technology. This type of behavior can also extend into workplace environments where individuals with untreated hearing loss may avoid large meetings and phone calls. This could possibly have a significant impact on career and income potential. In fact, a study
by the Better Hearing Institute found that the financial impact of untreated hearing loss in the workplace could result in nearly $10,000 in lost annual income over the seven to ten years it takes most individuals to seek treatment!
If you or a loved one exhibit any coping behaviors to accommodate hearing loss, seek proper hearing health care as soon as you can. Oftentimes, patients wait several years too long to treat their hearing loss and will have negatively altered their lifestyle as a result. We want to make sure no one misses a precious moment of their lives moving forward due to hearing loss. To get started, simply submit your information on our Contact Us
page or call our office to request a complimentary hearing consultation appointment.