Living with hearing loss

Improving your hearing is about more than just technology. It's important to articulate your needs,  involve your family and friends in your care, and work with a hearing care professional who understands your needs and will help you improve your communication.

Hearing loss affects millions of people around the world. While there is no cure, there are are many ways to manage hearing loss. Assisstive technologies — such as hearing aids — and communication strategies can help you, your friends, and family work together to manage your hearing and communication.

We've gathered a collection of videos from people with hearing loss where they share different aspects of their lives and experiences. Learn about their initial diagnoses, how they learned to make technology work for them, and tips and tricks they find helpful.

Prepare for hearing care appointments

Good hearing care is a partnership between you and your hearing care professional. Our tools can help you prepare for your appointments, which will make it easier for you and your clinician to focus on your needs and goals.

Take control of communication

Get tips and strategies to help you improve your communication.
Use these resources and tips to help your workplace meet your needs as a person with hearing loss.

Peer support

We've asked people with hearing loss to share their experiences of being diagnosed, getting the help they need, and learning how to live well with their hearing loss.
Mayo Clinic Connect is a platform for people with hearing loss to meet online, ask questions, and get information from others (links to external website).

Tinnitus and hearing loss

Tinnitus affects roughly one in every ten people. While there are many potential causes of tinnitus, a common one is hearing loss. Our resources provide you with basic information, coping strategies, and ways to explain to your hearing care professional what you're experiencing.

Resources for children and young adults

Growing Up with Hearing Loss

Growing Up with Hearing Loss

My Turn to Talk for Parents

My Turn to Talk for Parents

Telecare for Teens and Tweens