Everyone’s hearing is unique, so it would be best to ask this question in person to your local provider, who can offer counseling and care based on your individual hearing profile. That said, the difficulty you describe could have several different causes. Here are a few things to consider:
Another suggestion is to encourage your friends and family members to develop habits that will make it easier for you to understand them. Instead of speaking louder, ask them to slow down. Hearing loss isn’t just a volume issue. When you have hearing loss, the brain doesn’t process sounds as well as it used to. Just slowing down a little can help a lot with comprehension.
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