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Why Hearing Loss Doesn’t Have To Be The End Of The World

We all go through some trouble and some strife every now and again. Unfortunately, some go through more hard-hitting times that others. They’re an odd part of life, but it’s what we’re stuck with, so all we can really do it ride them out and see where it takes us. Obviously, that’s quite a blasé way of looking at things; we don’t just sit back and do nothing, of course, but the world doesn’t stop spinning for us. When things in life go a little awry, there are always positive that can be taken from them – always. Even if you’re in the direst situation; you can absolutely come out of the other side.

Take hearing, for instance: we use our ears every single day, and they’re imperative for most people on this planet. But what happens when that ability fades a little or vanishes completely? Well, something that is taken for granted is now suddenly much more valuable, that’s for sure. 

Another certainty is that you can still plod along with life with almost the exact same spunk and tenacity as you did before. You’ll have some limitations, but it wouldn’t be the end of the world. If you’re worried about things like hearing, and other issues like this affecting the way you go about your life, then read the following points – hopefully, you’ll look at things a little differently.

You’ll Have Friends And Family Around You

Whenever something goes a little south in life, you can always count on others to support you through it. Whether it’s your closest friends or your family members; you’ll always have the backing of people who care about you. What if you have nobody close to you around anymore? Well, the good thing about the society we’re in is that there are so many wonderful, friendly, and supportive people around you – you just have to interact with them. You will never be alone in any plight you face.

Ther’s A Whole New Language You Can Learn

You might not know this but I’m also an American Sign Language Interpreter. That’s what my Bachelor’s Degree is in (with a minor in Psychology) and have many Deaf friends. My daughter’s dad is Deaf! While losing your hearing is scary, I had a friend in college who lost all of her hearing in 9 months and I saw what it was like for her, you don’t have to lose access to communication. The Deaf community is welcoming and there are many different avenues to start learning this amazing visual language.

Doctors Can Help You Out When You Need It 

Trained people are in place to deal with you whenever you need a little assistance. If you’re hearing is able to be enhanced a little, they can give you things like hearing aids that are tailored specifically to your situation (learn more). They can also provide support for you – similarly to what friends and family can do, but with more substance, authority, and information. 

Know Other Senses Become Heightened

When you lose one of your senses (or if they become limited), then your brain amazingly tells the other senses to buck their ideas up a little. For example, your sight might suddenly become a lot better than before. Your reactions to things might be half a second quicker. You may even become a lot more alert in terms of touch and feel.

There Are Still SO Many Opportunities

Just because you’ve had to adapt your lifestyle a little to suit your predicament, it doesn’t mean that you’re now a pointless member of society – far from it actually. You’re still able to live an amazing life and reach your full potential. Losing a sense or two could never ever stop that from happening.



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I’m Marian Mitchell, Health Coach, Chronic Illness Warrior, Mom, and Food Lover. I help you navigate the food and lifestyle side of Chronic Disease Management with coaching, meal plans, recipes, podcast, and this blog. You can thrive without eating the same 4 things every day. I’m here to show you how.

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