I have a dear friend who is 60 years old. She has had a hearing problem for about four years now. She misunderstands and misconstrues what you say to her. After much, and very loud responses, she finally responds back. If you are a soft-spoken person then trying to get a point across can be nearly impossible!
The use of digital hearing aids would greatly enhance her relationships with others. Some can be quite pricey but, thanks to the internet, there are numerous types of hearing apparatuses to investigate at a fraction of the price of a costly one.
If you are an individual who is experiencing hearing loss the use of some type of hearing device needs to be implemented. If device is not purchased then relationships between friends can sometimes be compromised!