Does it matter if I can’t hear my kids anymore?

Nearly half of adult children say that their parent’s hearing loss has affected their relationship with that parent.

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According to a recent survey by Energizer, 45 percent of adult children said that a parent’s loss of hearing has affected their parental relationship. In addition, one in three of those surveyed said their parent misses important details about their lives.

Tellingly, 72 percent of parents agree with those findings. So, yes: it does matter.

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source: Energizer Battery, 2009