Furthermore, 40 per cent believe they are getting more attention from their partner since they have been wearing a hearing aid.
The study was conducted by Hear the World, a global initiative by leading hearing aid manufacturer Phonak, which calls attention to the importance of taking care of your hearing and highlights the social and emotional impact of hearing loss as well as the solutions available for those who suffer.
The response was incredible and provided many diverse viewpoints on hearing loss and relationships!
As we get older, we assume that through marriages, divorces, and starting once again – this whole routine will somehow get easier or, at least, less nerve-wracking. Whether it’s a foreign film or a new type of cuisine, being brave together is a great way to jump-start a budding relationship.
Nearly three quarters (74 per cent) of people without hearing loss have no problem with dating someone who wears a hearing aid, while 59 per cent of hearing aid wearers say they find it easy to meet someone who is relationship material – more than the general population (51 per cent).
Hearing Aid Know is written by Steve Claridge and Geoffrey Cooling.
While I don’t want to generalize, I’d say the first thing people comment on after they meet me is my loquaciousness, and rightfully so.
Despite the best efforts of my parents, I still don’t believe in an unspoken thought.