The holiday season often brings with it a lot more community and family events. It is more likely to involve going out into the public or to gatherings, whether it be for Christmas shopping, eating a large dinner with family, or going to a party. In environments that involve a lot of background noise, it is a lot harder to hear, especially if you have any form of hearing loss. If you suspect you have hearing loss, here’s how to navigate the holidays smoothly.
Take Care of Your Hearing Health
The first step is to do the best you can to take care of your hearing. Do not expose your ears to loud noises or loud, constant noises. If necessary, wear earplugs or noise-canceling headphones. Eat foods that promote blood circulation and healthy nerves, and be aware of any medications you take could affect your hearing. You can also practice listening and play puzzles to make your brain and hearing a little sharper!
Invest in Hearing Aids If Necessary
Does your hearing loss get in the way of everyday life? Do you notice that people are having a hard time hearing you and you, them? Are you missing sounds that could be dangerous to miss, such as alarms ringing and people passing from behind? Invest in the best treatment today!
Help Others Understand
Others will be more understanding if you communicate with them clearly about your hearing loss. There are ways that others can better communicate with those with hearing loss, such as speaking clearly, not necessarily more loudly. Just asking someone to speak closer to your ear in a crowded, loud room is not a problem.
In a group setting, it helps to have your back against a wall to hear everyone more clearly at parties. The wall will help focus the sound rather than let it flow all around you.
Lastly, do not focus on your hearing loss. Focus on living your life and enjoying it. Part of doing that may be to take special care of your ears with the right habits and treatments.
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.