Summer is winding down, but you still have time for some summer party fun. There are ways to make social gatherings easier with hearing loss. ‘Healthyhearing.com’ has a guide that can help you enjoy your end of summer parties to the fullest:
- Find a good spot – Find a place with minimal ambient noise if possible. Sounds such as the grill sizzling or an AC unit humming can make it difficult to understand what people are saying.
- Bring Ear Protection – If people are planning on getting loud, blasting music or setting off fireworks you may want to have ear plugs handy. It’s never bad to play it safe.
- Mix and Mingle – Don’t give up when it comes to being part of the conversation. No matter how hard it gets, keep putting in the effort to continue mingling.
- Technology – Your hearing aids may be your best tool in this situation. Make sure to maintain them and check your batteries before the party starts.
- Take a break – It’s important to give your brain a moment to rest. Don’t strain your brain in an effort to stay chatty. Take regular breaks.
- Don’t fake it – If you are having a hard time understanding the conversation, make sure to let who you are talking to know. Don’t just smile and nod.
- Don’t forget you are there to have fun!
Don’t let hearing loss slow you down when it comes to summer fun, socializing with family and friends.
CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life.
Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator