Thanksgiving is approaching fast, and everyone is looking forward to meeting with friends and family! No matter whether your gathering is large or small, it is always a time to connect again and be thankful for all the good and blessings-in-disguise. If you have hearing loss, you might worry about how you will be able to interact with everyone else. Fear not; here are a few ways to enjoy Thanksgiving despite your hearing loss.
Wear Your Hearing Aids
The best solution to dealing with hearing loss at all is to invest in hearing aids. Hearing aids will not fix your condition, but it will adequately amplify sounds so you can be in tune with the world around you once more. After an audiologist conducts a hearing test and brings the results, he or she can next prescribe a hearing device that will suit your lifestyle. Whether you need to hear a conversation amid background noise or listen to a speaker in a large room, there’s a hearing solution for you.
Limit Background Noise
Because hearing aids do not completely solve the condition, do not be discouraged if you still have trouble hearing now and again. To help yourself out, limit the background noise, such as music, when your guests arrive.
Sit Where You Can See
Another way to limit background noise is to sit with your back against a wall, which will limit the scope of sounds around you. However, your placement at the table may also foster how easily you can communicate with others. Be sure to find a spot where you can easily see everyone when they speak.
Let Others Know
Communication can be hard, but understanding each other is a powerful way to overcome any barrier to this end. Don’t be shy to let others know that you have hearing loss, and remind them gently if necessary. This understanding can help people relate better on both ends.
Lastly, let yourself relax. Thanksgiving is an enjoyable holiday with plenty of wonderful food, and you’ll be spending time with people that you love and who love you. If you ever need to give your brain a break from translating their speech, however, never hesitate to let yourself take a breather now and then.
Trust the Experts at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions
Need help with your hearing? Clarity Hearing can help. Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions is an independently owned and operated clinic that focuses on quality of care and personalized, friendly service to the surrounding areas of Ellicott City, Catonsville, Columbia. Our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained with advanced degrees and take the time to provide the personalized care and attention that you need and deserve. We provide advanced hearing aid options that are personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.