The Story of Josiane Sellemans
“I fell out of sync with the person
I knew inside out.”
Hearing problems can affect relationships.
Josiane was diagnosed with Otosclerosis when she was 26 years old, which significantly affected her hearing. But she moved on and could get by. It was only a decade later that her hearing loss took a toll on her life.
She and her granddaughter have a very close relationship. She loved it when her granddaughter would update her on her life. But, when they would sit down together to engage in their hourly conversations, it became a struggle to follow what was being said. She found herself missing out on her granddaughter’s experiences.