I can’t hear but I don’t care

What-I-Cant-Hear-You-Jude-Samson-Culture-Transgender-UniverseIt is sad to watch people whose hearing in declining and who won’t do anything about it. When with friends you can see them sitting without joining in on the conversation. They can’t hear others but they are unwilling to get hearing aids. Unfortunately, I can see this in my group of friends. I am not sure why hearing aids are an anathema to them. They don’t realize that not hearing well isolates them from others.

I know that the cost of hearing aids has been a factor but recently tech companies have realized that the cost was being controlled by those in the business. Technology has grown to the point that it is possible to create decent hearing aids that work for most people. Before the cost was exorbitant but now it is possible to get help for a reasonable price.

help want toThe most recent studies have shown that not hearing well leads to a decline in mental acuity, withdrawal from social activities, and a decline in overall health. I still don’t understand why some seem to find using this simple tool as unimaginable. I don’t know what would be the trigger to undo this thinking but I wish I knew what it is. Discussing the impact with them (as a nurse) doesn’t seem to get through.


Why this kind of thinking?

What can be done?

Any ideas?

4 thoughts on “I can’t hear but I don’t care

  1. I don’t know what the reason is for this kind of stubbornness. It used to be vanity, but these days hearing aids are so inconspicuous, it must be something else – perhaps not wanting to admit we need help?
    Even more disturbing to me is the refusal to hear the voice of God. Every day our lives are careening towards eternity, and He is telling us the way to everlasting life – how He paid for it with His own life – and it’s as if some people are sticking their fingers in their ears and shouting, “I can’t hear you lalalalala!” God help them.


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