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Valentine's Day and hearing loss

Hearing loss might not be the most romantic discussion point on Valentine's Day but it can have a significant impact on our relationships. You may think that hearing loss only affects you but it's often other people that notice your hearing loss first. Untreated hearing loss can negatively affect our relationships with friends and family but particularly those who are closest to us, such as our romantic


Hearing loss can lead to a breakdown in day to day communication among couples and can strain any relationship, causing stress, embarrassment and frustration. Often, both the hearing impaired person and their partner lose the spontaneity and find if difficult to share small unexpected incidents and observations in their everyday interactions. Other negative emotions can be resentment, loneliness of the hearing partner as they lose companionship, have to curtail social activities, decrease in intimacy, and less jokes with the family. Conversation is kept to a minimum as it is increasingly difficult. The TV can become an increasing source of irritation between the partners as it's too loud for one and too quiet for the other.

Hearing Services Cornwall can help to get your partner back. Ring 0787 218 3742 or email

One of the first examples I had of the power of the benefits of better hearing was when I treated an old man over 20 years ago. He was very non communicative and sat slumped in his chair looking at the floor while his wife was at her wits end. I fitted him with a pair of hearing aids and saw him 1 week later at a follow up appointment. He walked up to me and looked me in the eye, shaking my hand and his wife gave me a hug and said "Thank you for giving me my husband back."

Hearing aids can not only improve the quality of your life but also improve relationship satisfaction, communication and social functioning. Watching TV can be an enjoyable shared experience again.

Most importantly you can enjoy life as a couple again and enjoy the intimate moment of Valentine's Day too.

Think about the relationships that matter in your life. Has communication those those you love suffered? If you're experiencing communication issues due to hearing loss don't wait to seek treatment. Make an appointment today. Ring 0787 218 3742 or email

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