Is Hearing Loss Affecting Your Relationships?


If communication is key to healthy relationships – could hearing loss be impacting how you interact with those you love the most?

Many of our patients have shared that hearing loss has left them with feelings like frustration, and even resentment among couples and family members, mostly because day-to-day communication is so difficult.

Do any of these sound familiar?

·     Frustration

·     Resentment

·     Personal isolation

·     Loneliness, as in one or both partners feel like you’re missing out on companionship

·     Withdrawal from social interactions 

·     Declining invitations to social activities

·     Decrease in intimate discussions or joking with your family members

·     Less shared activities like watching television

·     Minimal communication, or even miscommunication

A visit to an audiologist can be the very first step on the road to renewed relationships and a refreshed vigor for life.  A Doctor of Audiology can help you explore a multitude of treatment options like hearing aids, which can:

·     Restore relational communication

·     Increase relationship satisfaction

·     Allow you to feel included in social interactions

·     Improve your overall quality of life

Our patients’ relationships with the people they care about are at stake – what could be more important?

At Manna Audiology, relationships matter.  


·     How are your relationships with the people you care about?  

·     Could they be better?  

·     What steps can you take today to make them the very best possible?

Our patients’ relationships with the people they care about are at stake – what could be more important?

About the author:

Dr. Kurt D. Wright

Dr. Kurt D. Wright

Dr. Kurt D. Wright has been helping people hear better for over 20 years. He is the founding audiologist at Manna Audiology Hearing Center, a hearing clinic which services Charlotte, North Carolina and metro area. He earned his Doctor of Audiology Degree (Au.D.) from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Augiology from Kent State University. He has a bachelor’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Illinois.  Dr. Wright is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA). The Audiological Resource Association (ARA) honored him as the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Audiologist Award. 

Dr. Wright has a passion for helping each Charlotte area patient achieve the best hearing possible.