Restaraunt Tips For People With Hearing Loss

January 24, 2019 CaptionCall 7 comments

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

7 Comments on “Restaraunt Tips For People With Hearing Loss

  1. Great article. I can’t wait to share this with our patients. All to often I hear patients express their frustration on this topic. Thank you.

  2. Thank you for those words of encouragement because sometimes, I get frustrated when I go out to eat at the restaurants, but I will remember to go for the booth instead of the open tables.

  3. Consider get an AVA app that uses AI (artificial intelligence) to caption words. I can leave my smart tel on the table &!read the words of person speaking to another person. M.y brother, his wife & my mother have AVA app. If they sit far away from me at the restaurant table, they can use AVA to talk to me by typing or speak to their smart tel. If you use AVA app 5 hrs monthly is free. I had AVA app for a year & use less then 5 hrs monthly. At the health clinic, my dr. spoke to my smart tels telling me info abou the days & times I can get blood drawn. I saved the info.

  4. About restaurant experiences
    Go early in the evening ,sound levels increase as the evening progresses and as people drink wine it picks up dramaticly,and more people speak louder as they have themselves have a hard time hearing.
    Sometimes ,if asked they turn the background music down!
    5.30pm is a good time to go. 8pm time to leave.

  5. I appreciate Caption Call so much….I am so much more comfortable when talking to other people. It certainly was so much nicer than today..playing a game called Rummy Q with tiles…the room was crowded and loud..I cd. hear the other 2 gals playing but the one very next to me spoke so softly…..I cdn’t hear her and she was sarcastic ab’t it. I don’t know if I have the courage to go back.
    Thanks Caption Call for the marvelous help.

  6. I use to go to restaurants when I had a hearing aid. Even with that it was very difficult to hear. The background noise was terrible. I couldn’t hold a conversation. People get tired of repeating them selves so I just wouldn’t join in. Presently, I’ve lost my hearing completely. I was already deaf in one ear. So losing my hearing in my right ear has turned my life around, completely. I have Sensorineural hearing loss in both ears. It’s really hard to adjust when you are use to having hearing. So I’ve been frustrated , irritated and a little depressed. Hearing loss does change you mentally at least for me. But there is light. I’m going to have a cochlear implant next month. I’m excited about that because I be able to hear again. Hearing aid wasn’t working for me. It was useless. So the cochlear implant is my best option. So, I’m very excited about that.🤗😀 If anyone had the cochlear implant would you mind sharing your experience with me. I would truly appreciate it. 🤗

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