A hearing loss support group can take a variety of forms, including group meetings, or internet forums. Support groups offer friendship, education and networking opportunities for people living with hearing loss. Support groups offer emotional support, coping skills and an open forum to share both positive and negative experiences pertaining to hearing loss. Many members who are wearing hearing aids for the first time enjoy interacting with other hearing aid wearers. Family members can also exchange ways to support their loved ones who have hearing loss. And, some support groups offer lip reading lessons and other strategies for living with hearing loss.
To find a local hearing loss support group, ask us, or search the internet for a group in your area. Check out the state chapters available from the Hearing Loss Association of America and The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.