Leaving the nest
Is your child ready to take control of their life – and their hearing loss?
It is soon time to let go. It is important to respect the young adult’s right to make choices regarding their own life. Your role is different now; instead of being “an authority” taking charge, see yourself as “a mentor”, who they can ask for advice. Guide them towards education and resources relevant to adults with hearing loss.
Before you send your young adult off, it is a good idea to make sure that they are empowered to take care of their hearing loss and their equipment, as well as remember to make their own appointments with the hearing care center.