We often take communication for granted
After all, we always used to do it with ease and thought nothing of it. In actuality, speaking and communication is one thing that really propelled the human race into success! The dolphin swims, the cheetah runs fast, and we speak and formulate speech. It’s the basis of complex, problem solving thinking. We’re not the fastest or the strongest, but we can process language. Our humanity and hearing is an essential part of the process!
The magic of communication is when one person formulates an idea in his or her head and speaks, and that idea is reassembled in the head or heads of others who are listening. What an amazing feat! The problem is when a person has hearing loss and he or she has to guess harder to understand the other person. Often because hearing loss has been around for awhile, a person does not realize they are expending a lot of energy guessing to understand. Often times, the guess is not right. Often other people realize you are not hearing and may get angry and not even bother trying anymore. Lots of times if hearing loss goes untreated, there is a slow and negative change in a persons brain, habits, and life.