Hearing loss is often referred to as a “hidden disability”. It is not obvious or apparent to those who are trying to communicate with you. You can be labeled or misinterpreted as snobbish, rude, inattentive, confused, senile or odd. Last on the list, if ever, is the possibility that you may be hearing-impaired. This happens because hearing loss cannot be seen. Never the less it is a debilitating condition that can affect relationships, social involvement, emotional stability and communicative areas. Unfortunately many do not receive the assistance that’s available in today’s “high tech” world.