Denial is often a big part of not seeking help- along with fear, social stigma or simply a lack of education. The issue may also be stubbornness (a tough-it-out attitude) or even pride. But assisting them with getting help is always the right thing to do, even if it isn’t easy.
When hearing loss is ignored, a person can isolate themselves socially, lose confidence or the personality you once knew, become depressed, lose balance, or even present as having dementia when it is simply hearing loss causing the confusion. If you’re concerned, it is always better to be proactive than reactive. Help before the problems get worse. We can help you with what to do and say. It can be a delicate situation but we have helped hundreds of families going through exactly what you’re going through.