How To Help A Deaf Sufferer From Birth?
Good night. permission to ask, my wife has been deaf and speech impaired from birth and is now 26 years old, please give me a solution what I need to do to be able to help my wife at least ease gratitude to be normal. Thank you
Hello Susanti, thank you for asking.
Your intention to help your wife is certainly very good. However, you should provide detailed information about what kind of assistance you want to try. Is it in the form of alleviating physical symptoms or in the form of mental drive? Basically, most hearing impaired hearing impaired people do not experience physical pain. That is, they do not experience constant pain, nor are there other physical symptoms that cause discomfort. The suffering that they feel is more psychological, due to low self-esteem and difficulty carrying out daily activities. However, not all deaf people suffer psychologically. Many of them feel enough and happy with their lives, because they have tolerated the conditions. In fact, most of the hearing impaired hearing impaired have a stronger mentality than non-hearing impaired people. Even physically they don't lack anything except hearing. Does not affect their intelligence, so they have the same opportunity to work.
Discuss with your wife, are there any difficulties you can help at this time. If you can't do sign language, learn sign language well. Communicate with sign language so that your wife feels accepted and considered equal. Treat your wife like you treat others, do not differentiate your treatment. If your wife has difficulty communicating with others, offer help to facilitate this communication. You better offer help first, do not immediately help without your wife's consent. Sometimes, people with disabilities can feel unappreciated when someone suddenly helps to do something that they can actually do on their own. Therefore, always offer help before you act.
If you want to help in terms of hearing improvement, then you should invite your wife to consult an ENT doctor. The doctor will explain whether your wife can use hearing aids or not.
That's the explanation that I can give. May be useful. Regards.