Relationships can be complex and sometimes even the best relationships can be challenged by issues like hearing loss. When you visit a hearing loss specialist, they should have a full understanding of the way that hearing issues, like those detailed below, impact on day-to-day existence. That way, they can commit to supporting you with hearing improvement that can help you keep a connection to your relationship.


Social issues

Being in a relationship with someone is often about keeping each other company through good times and bad. If you can’t hear during lovely dinners, family occasions, or just sitting together in front of the television, neither of you are able to fulfill this role in the way that you want to. Just a little professional support with hearing issues can restore contact possibilities and rekindle your spark.


Remote communication

Everyone is a bit more connected these days. For better or worse, with mobile phones, you are accessible to your other half most of the time. We all rely on this open line of communication to make our arrangements. If you keep missing calls and messages, it can quickly cause unnecessary misunderstanding and dissatisfaction for both of you. If you take the call, you also need to make sure you can hear what’s being said. Fortunately, modern hearing devices can link directly with your mobile device so you can stay on top of your communication and hear everything your loved one has to say.


Emotional turmoil

Once hearing difficulties start to set in, there can be some emotional fallout if they are not addressed. A poor hearing experience can lead to withdrawal and isolation, as well as frustration and guilt for loved ones. The longer it goes on, the more difficult it can be to take the necessary steps. Once you do, however, things can begin to improve quickly.


There is a solution

On the plus side of all of this, working through life’s challenges is great for relationships. Taking the first step and getting a hearing test is a positive move. You can come along to an appointment together and it’s often very useful for a partner to understand what they can do to help you have a better hearing experience. This applies particularly to situations where a hearing aid is required. There is an adjustment period once you start using a new device, and getting constructive feedback and support from loved ones helps this to happen more smoothly.

Booking hearing evaluations in Texas with Cornerstone Audiology couldn’t be easier. You can do this online or ask someone from their team to contact you. They will invite you to one of their clinics for a hearing test to ensure you have the ability to connect with your relationship for a long time to come.

Julie Hubik, Au.D., CCC-A - Doctor of Audiology & CEO of Cornerstone Audiology

Dr. Hubik is the owner and founder of one of West Texas' most trusted and professional hearing providers, Cornerstone Audiology. She received her bachelor of science degree in communication disorders as well as her doctorate of audiology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). In her youth, Dr. Hubik became interested in helping people with hearing loss to communicate more effectively and therefore pursued a degree in this field. Dr. Hubik was born and raised in Anton, Texas and appreciates working with the people of West Texas. She and her team are proud to serve the hearing needs of their community.