4 Ways Hearing Aids Can Strengthen Your Relationships

In our previous post, we discussed how ignoring your hearing loss can create a huge negative impact on your life. Some of those we identified pertain to physical and psychological effects — less social interaction, easy exhaustion, decreased job performance, and a high risk of depression. And if you try to understand it on an even deeper level, you’ll arrive to the conclusion that actually, untreated hearing loss can ultimately lead to worsened relationships with other people.

In order to stress the importance of acting fast against hearing loss, we would like to give you a preview of what your relationship can be like if you try to work on improving your sense of hearing.

  • Better communication

Everybody knows too well that communication makes a huge factor in building a relationship, be it with your family, your partner, or your colleague. And it can be quite hard to attain this if the other half of the pair has difficulty in listening. The frustration comes from both ends — the patient feels less inclined to communicate with others, and at the same time, people around him or her tend to slowly get stressed with the situation as well.
Furnishing yourself a hearing aid opens up an opportunity for your relationships to flourish again. Better communication means better relationships.
  • Fewer arguments

Arguments arise from the littlest of things — disagreement in the volume of the television or mishearing what your partner say are just some examples. Petty, yes, but it provokes unnecessary quarrels that can worsen your relationship over time.
Getting a hearing device, like a hearing aid, can definitely pave the way for a smoother relationship. Aside from that, it also makes it easy for you to resolve a conflict when problems arise. This applies not only to romantic relationships, but to your home and work relationships as well.
  • Increased Independence

Ultimately, as partners, your roles are to support each other in whichever way your can, and this includes being for there for the other in sickness and in health. While this is the case though, being dependent on your partner for a reason that is completely resolvable can just result to frustration and an even larger problem over time.
Get your sense of independence back, because you definitely can. There’s no need for your partner to repeat things that have been said or explain conversations that have just happened already if you just ask for help from a hearing healthcare professional now.
  • Ability to Engage in More Activities

Either at home or at work, hearing loss can hinder you from doing things that can be of actual help in fostering stronger relationships. Have you ever wanted to take your partner out on a dinner date but you are afraid you might just find yourself having a hard time talking around a noisy environment? Or do you ever think of going out with your officemates to a bar but always felt the urge to isolate yourself due to your unwanted condition?
There is no need to feel this way when you get yourself a hearing device. Hearing aids allow you to enjoy doing fun activities with your loved ones without worrying about not being able to hear properly.

Clearly, hearing aid can help you get back the normal life you deserve with your family, friends, and colleagues. Don’t let your situation affect you drastically first before you get the help that you need. If you feel that you are experiencing a hearing loss, go and get your hearing tested as soon as you can. The earlier you do this, the sooner you can enjoy unobstructed life again with your loved ones. Book an appointment with Listening Lab today!

About The Listening Lab

Listening Lab is a home-grown company whose mission is to help our clients restore their hearing to enjoy the life that they desire. Experiencing hearing loss can be detrimental to one’s quality of life. Hence we commit to providing high-quality hearing solutions.

Our hearing solutions include hearing tests and treatment and prescribing hearing aids. Clients may come to get their hearing checked, and we will assess whether hearing aids are required.

If hearing aids are required, clients can choose from a variety of the best hearing aid brands we provide. Each of the products offers unique features that complement daily use and perform well in helping our clients enjoy the life that they desire.

What Do Our Customers Say?

Person in charge nice and helpful with warm smiling face. Should you have hearing problem, can seek for her advise.
Catherine Tang Yap
Your service is marvellous! Patient and friendly. Mr Ching has been a customer of The Listening Lab since 2018. We have been attending to him for his follow up reviews and we are glad to see his progress!
Mr Ching
My husband purchased a Siemens Pure 7PX in 2016. We wish to appreciate Listening Lab for their ongoing attention and professional help they have been providing to us.
Mr & Mrs Sriram
madam Low
My mum has hearing loss for many years. Consultant of Listening Lab helped her fitted with Resound hearing aid. His patience and professionalism was greatly appreciated as the hearing aid enable her to hear and communicate with the people around her especially her grand children. We are happy with the services rendered by consultant. Keep up the good work!!
Madam Low
The Voice of two Generations in Singapore radio, Mr Brian Richmond, has chosen The Listening Lab to be his audiology and hearing services provider. We could not be prouder!

Brian is the definitive household name in English Radio since the early years of Singapore's founding, starting with Rediffusion followed by Radio One and now with Gold 90.5FM as well as Vintage Radio Singapore. His honeyed voice and selection of music filling our ears as we lived the bustle of our daily lives.

Soccer fans from the Malaysia Cup era of soccer will never forget his heart-pounding commentary from "live" matches, as we experienced the ups and downs of the Singapore Lions in the 1970s to 90s.

Our Executive Director Kelvin Lee is proudly beaming ear-to-ear in this photo with Brian. But you wont be able to see it through the masks!
Brian Richmond
I started experiencing loss of hearing sometimes in 2010 (41 years old) owing to some medical issue. I was having difficulties hearing conservation especially in meeting. Thus, giving me the fear in attending meeting.

Initially I started with Phonak hearing aid. It helps amplified the sound and I could hear better then. Somehow, my hearing loss deteriorated further that in late 2012 (43 years old), there was profound loss of hearing on my right ear. Even digital hearing aid could not help. On my left ear there is still about 50% to 60% hearing with hearing aid. I was lost at this point of time. I was considering learning sign language. I went to see my ENT specialist and my audiologist Mr. Bala advised me to go for an CI as an alternative to my hearing loss.

I also thank God for Engineer and Scientist, giving them the knowledge to create such a complex and sophisticate device to help those with hearing loss like me. It will be all perfect if the cost is affordable too.
Jonathan Po
madam goh
I took my mum to Listening Lab at Simei to get her hearing aid fixed, during our first visit, she patiently explained the whole procedure to my mum and also explain to my mum why she really in need to fix the hearing aid. She is very knowledgeable, and friendly, and we are encouraged to ask questions. she is also very patient with old people which is the most importance. Also her after service is superb so I highly recommend.
Mdm Goh
My mum, Madam Kek (73 year old) had the Cochlear implant (CI) done on her left side in 10th September 2019. Thereafter, thanks to the subsequent auditory verbal therapy, evaluation from SGH ENT team, as well as, the support from AB's and Listening Lab staffs; Madam Kek was able to hear, comprehend sound and music from her Cochlear implant, Naida CI Q90, and hearing aid (HA), Naida Link UP, for her right side before end year. We are happy that both the CI and HA have improved mum qualify of life. Now Madam Kek is looking forward to work again to pass her time as she can hear and better communicate with others.
Madam Kek
Titus was implanted when he was 18 months old. He is a happy, talkative 6.5 years old now. AB has been with him for 5 wonderful hearing years and we are looking forward to a bright future that lies ahead for him. AB’s Naída CI sound processors are reliable and the technology is constantly evolving and upgrading. When Titus was introduced to Naida Link CROS, his life was enriched. The wireless network established between his Naida CI sound processor and a Naida Link CROS transmitter allows him to hear from both ears. This changes Titus’s life and the way we interact with him. We are also very pleased with the prompt response and service provided to us. The staff in AB genuinely cares! We want to thank AB for making Titus’s hearing journey an enjoyable and a relatively stress free one!
Titus Pang
mr tan
I have been living with progressive hearing loss for more than three decades. Socially, I find myself fearful of communicating with people and at home, watching 'soundless' television programs is a norm.

An unforgettable experience. Trying on a pair of Resound GN hearing aid, I was energized and revitalized and overwhelmed with emotional tears of joy. The Resound GN is truly remarkable and uniquely equipped with three-friendly-user environmental modes that provide hearing comfort wherever we are.

In particular, I like to extend my utmost gratitude to Hearing Consultant. With her profound compassion and wisdom in guiding me, I am confident that I can forge a formidable partnership with the Listening Lab; So that I can rebuild a new chapter of a happy and value-creative life and simultaneously, leaving behind the painful memories of the past three decades.
Mr Tan

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