Deaf4Deaf can help with essential counselling and advice, Our team of Hearing and Deaf Counsellors are well positioned to help Deafened people come to terms with hearing-loss. Talk to us today and schedule a free consultation to find out more about how we can help.
 
People with hearing loss are often treated as second-class citizens. Some of this treatment is intentional, but much of it is due to lack of awareness by the general hearing public. This treatment is evident in many aspects of their lives and results in a variety of issues that are important to the hearing loss community.
 
Oral Communication is the BIG ISSUE for most hard of hearing, late deafened, and oral deaf people, because it is a fundamental capability that pervades a person’s entire life. Communications problems increase the complexity and difficulty of many areas of a person’s life.
 
Emergency Planning refers to the process of determining how emergencies will be dealt with. As you might imagine, people with hearing loss are often left out of the process, which means that their needs are ignored.
 
Many issues for people with hearing loss. There are issues with getting a job and keeping a job. Something as fundamental as getting essential information can become extremely difficult.
 
The family is generally a source of support, encouragement, and comfort. This is also the situation for many people with hearing loss. Unfortunately, many others don’t have that kind of relationship with their family. Many hard of hearing, late deafened, and oral deaf people report significant issues with members of their family.
 
Hearing Aid Affordability is increasingly becoming a significant issue among people with hearing loss. As the cost of hearing aids skyrockets, fewer people are able to afford the aids that can help them retain personal communications. Fortunately, there is a growing movement to include hearing aids in insurance coverage.
 
Identity issues are common among people with hearing loss. They often consider themselves to be hearing people who can’t hear. A few are able to successfully integrate into the culturally Deaf community, but the vast majority see themselves stuck between the hearing world and the Deaf world and involved in neither.
 
Isolation is a frequent result of hearing loss. Movies, plays, and concerts may no longer be accessible. Chatting with friends can become frustrating and unrewarding, and the person with hearing loss may withdraw further into their shell.
 
Services, or the lack thereof, are a source of frequent complaint among the hard of hearing, late deafened, and oral deaf people. Because their disability is generally invisible, they are often overlooked by organisations that provide services to disabled groups.
 
Deaf4Deaf can help with essential counselling and advice, Our team of Hearing and Deaf Counsellors are well positioned to help Deafened people come to terms with hearing-loss. Talk to us today and schedule a free consultation to find out more about how we can help.

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