Cochlear Implant: Noises that Hurt and Annoy, and How You Can Help
According to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, “in the United States, roughly 118,000 [cochlear implant] devices have been implanted in adults and 65,000 in children.” You can help a cochlear implant recipient you know to have a better hearing experience by avoiding noises that hurt and annoy.
Most of us can relate to having a few sounds that annoy us: a child scraping fingers on a chalkboard, someone “tsk”-ing their tongue on their teeth or a co-worker who constantly clicks their pen.
This article is entitled, ’14 ideas to help your communication with the hearing impaired’ but this article could also be called, “How to be a good wife when your husband is going deaf.” This is our story. It’s personal.
It is hard to go from hearing well to being hearing impaired. Are you or someone you love facing this?