The emotions that arise with hearing loss may run the gamut of fear, shame, embarrassment, sense of isolation, lack of understanding or cooperation from others and anger. Hearing loss is a loss that should be grieved before it can be accepted and accommodated.
You may be new to hearing loss or have had hearing loss for a long time. Often it is the "unknown" and the sense of isolation that is the problem.
The benefits include a better understanding of one's hearing loss, improved coping and communication strategies, and the skills to self-advocate.