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Caring for someone with hearing loss

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Many loved ones will not tell their caregiver of an onset of hearing loss for fear of losing independence. The Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division, offers these behaviors which may signal a struggle to hear properly.  A loved one may:

• have trouble distinguishing between words that sound alike;

• offer responses to questions that do not make sense, have a hard time understanding women and children;

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