How can I persuade my father to get his hearing test? He clearly needs hearing aids. What has worked for you?

Question by Sharon N: How can I persuade my father to get his hearing test? He clearly needs hearing aids. What has worked for you?
I want tips for persuading my father who is 81 years old to get his hearing tested. He just shuts down when we bring up the subject.I want to hear what other people with older parents have done or said to encourage their parents to get their hearing checked and wear hearing aids if needed. Thanks.

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Answer by 2Roos
I found a few links that may help you. Personally, we sat our grandfather down and explained that if he didn’t go in for testing grandma was going to stop listening to HIM until he did….but grandpa was really a stubborn ornery sort of person and I wouldn’t recommend that approach for many people. The links are probably more appropriate for your situation. 🙂

It may help if you could get him to discuss why he doesn’t want a hearing aid. They make almost invisible ones cheaper now if he’s vain about it. Perhaps he doesn’t want to spend the money or doesn’t have insurance that would cover it. In the end there may be nothing that will convince him to get one, but good luck with your efforts hun.

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