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A Personal Approach To Hearing Care

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A Personal Approach To Hearing Care

Hearing Loss Coping Styles of Spouses


A Personal Approach To Hearing Care

Each person goes through their own process of coming to terms with hearing loss, there are generalities that can be made about people’s coping strategies.


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Protector/Manager this spouse assumes the responsibility for getting what the hard of hearing person needs because of the hearing loss.


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Uninvolved/Hands-off this spouse lacks any concern at all, the hard of hearing individual, after all, is the person with a problem and that is who needs to learn to cope with it.


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Criticizer when there is a hearing loss within a relationship, there is bound to be breakdowns in communication.


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Victim this spouse has difficulty empathizing with the hard of hearing spouse because s/he is so wrapped up in the effect the hearing loss has on her/him.


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Resigned/Reminiscer this spouse is able to look back at all the good times they have had as a couple and is resigned to the changes in their life.


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Supporter/Encourager this spouse is upbeat and helps and encourages the hard of hearing individual without coddling or demeaning him/her.


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So which coping style do you use? Which one does your spouse use? It’s worth a conversation‌a conversation that could bring connection and closeness back into your relationship.


A Personal Approach To Hearing Care

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Hearing Loss Coping Styles of Spouses-Woodlands CA-Betty Vosters