Hearing loss can be a lonely and isolating experience but know you don’t have to face it alone. Aside from using assistive technology like hearing aids to treat your hearing loss there are numerous resources available to support and empower you as you navigate your hearing loss journey.
Our friend and hearing loss advocate, April Corner recently shared some helpful resources she has come across on her own journey, including online support groups, organizations, books and podcast. These resources provide information, support, and a sense of community for those with hearing loss, and we wanted to share them with you.
Joining online support groups can be a great way to connect with others who are going through a similar experience. The Hearing Loss Community and Hearing Loss: The Emotional Side on Facebook are two great groups to join. These groups are filled with individuals who understand what you're going through and can provide support, advice, and a sense of community.
Organizations like the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) provide a wealth of information and resources for those living with hearing loss. They offer a variety of programs and services such as communication strategies, information on hearing aids, and educational workshops. They also provide support groups and connect people with hearing loss to others in similar situations.
"Hear and Beyond" and "The Way I Hear It" are two great books that provide valuable information and tips on coping with hearing loss and finding support. They cover a variety of topics including dealing with emotional and social impact of hearing loss, communication strategies, and assistive technology. They also offer valuable insights and tips on coping with hearing loss and finding support.
For those who prefer to listen, the "Hearing Health Matters" podcast is a fantastic resource that provides information and support for those with hearing loss. It covers a variety of topics including the latest research, technology, and coping strategies. This podcast is a great resource for anyone looking to stay informed and connected on their hearing loss journey.
Starkey is dedicated to empowering individuals on their hearing loss journey and here to provide support every step of the way. The resources available are designed to help you find the right path for you. But most importantly, starting by seeing a hearing health specialist is a great first step in understanding your hearing loss. By clicking on the link here, you can find a hearing professional near you. You can also explore our blogs for more resources to help navigate your hearing loss.