The weekend will soon be upon us and it will be a perfect time to get together with friends and family to eat out and spend time together. However when you have hearing loss, it can often be difficult to keep up with the conversation while at a busy restaurant. Here are some things you can do to make the conversation easier to keep up with:
- Get a booth! Booths are usually in a place where sound will be coming at you from fewer directions, making it easier to know where to focus your attention.
- Make sure you can clearly see faces. Seeing people’s faces will make it much easier to determine some of the details of what is being said.
- Sit in the middle of the group. Not all of us like to be the center of the party, but it makes it much easier to see and understand everyone in the group if you are in the middle of it.
It’s important to get out and spend time with those that you love. Don’t let frustration with noise at restaurants get in the way of having a good time!
CaptionCall is an active advocate for people with hearing loss. We encourage people with hearing loss to seek treatment early and to actively manage their hearing care. Our mission is to help people with hearing loss stay socially connected for a longer, happier, healthier life!
Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator