Hearing loss is much more common than most realize and significantly impacts personal relationships, according to a survey recently conducted by Harris Interactive. Cochlear Americas, a global leader in hearing technologies, commissioned the survey to shine a light on the realities of hearing loss during May which is Better Hearing and Speech Month. Nearly one in four respondents had either a spouse or significant other with hearing loss. Of the 28 million Americans with hearing loss, the number one cited relationship that suffered was the one with their romantic partner, followed by friends (31 percent), family members (31 percent) and coworkers (21 percent). Battle of the Sexes: Who is hearing better? * Men are almost twice as likely as women to suffer from hearing loss. * Women are more likely to say that pressure from their spouse or significant other and strain in romantic relationships would prompt them to finally seek treatment. * Women are more vocal about their frustrations with hearing loss in a loved one. However, they are less likely than men to seek treatment for their own hearing loss. * Of those suffering from hearing loss, men feel that their romantic relationships suffer the most as a result, while women believe their relationships with family (other than spouse or significant other) and friends are most negatively impacted. Dr. John Gray, best-selling relationship author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, and New York audiologist, Pat Chute, unveil the survey findings from Cochlear Americas survey on hearing loss and personal relationships. Both discuss the impact hearing loss has on important personal relationships and how available treatment options can positively affect the quality of these relationships. More about Dr. John Gray: Dr. John Gray is the author of 15 books, including Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (Harper Collins 1992), the number one best-selling relationship book of the last decade. He is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of communication and relationships, was a certified marriage and family therapist for over 15 years, and has been conducting personal-growth seminars for over thirty years. Dr. Gray is a popular speaker on the national and international lecture circuit and often appears on television and radio programs to discuss his work. He has made guest appearances on such shows as Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The CBS Morning Show, Live with Regis, The View, Larry King Live, The Roseanne Show, CNN and Company, and many others. He has been profiled in USA Today, Newsweek, Time Magazine, TV Guide, People, Forbes, and numerous other major publications across the United States. John Grays Mars Venus Advice weekly syndicated column for the Tribune Media Services has appeared in more than 100 media outlets including websites, international papers, and U.S. newspapers John Gray is also a contributing editor with a monthly column in Redbook, Brides, and Divorce magazines. More about Dr. Patricia Chute: Dr. Patricia Chute is an audiologist and Professor and Chair of the Division of Health Professions at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Prior to her appointment at the College, she was the Director of the Cochlear Implant Center at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat/Lenox Hill Hospital for more than 16 years. In addition to her academic role, she is the Editor of the Volta Review and a member of the Scientific Trustees Board of the Deafness Research Foundation. https://videos.whiteblox.com/gnb/secure/player.aspx?sid=32405
You are here: / / / Can He Hear Me or is He Just Not Listening?
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.