The Solution It’s time to sit them down and have a conversation about getting help for their hearing loss, a conversation that’s probably long overdue. Explain what they are missing. Explain how much you are compensating for their problem. And explain that when you’re not compensating, you’re avoiding interaction because you’re just too tired to deal with the volume of the TV or their frequent need for repetitions. Maybe they aren’t aware of how much their problem has become everyone else’s problem. You aren’t doing yourself or your loved one any favors by trying to sugarcoat the severity of the problem. Resolve to get them the help they need before another day goes by.