How To Cope With Listening Fatigue

January 31, 2019 CaptionCall 7 comments

Have you ever felt like your hearing loss is just draining you? If so, you’re not alone. Hearing loss can take its toll physically and emotionally, leaving you feeling stressed and spent. The fact is, with hearing loss you have to work harder than the average person to stay engaged.

Healthyhearing.com has some great tips you can use to cope with listening fatigue. Some of the things they suggest are:

  • Take a break from the noise
  • Eliminate background noise
  • Take a nap

You can read more here: https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/52807-Hearing-loss-and-listening-fatigue

The best thing you can do to help combat listening fatigue is to visit a hearing care professional and seek out help. Modern devices are fantastic at making your brain work less when it comes to understanding sounds, leaving you to focus on the conversation.

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!

7 Comments on “How To Cope With Listening Fatigue

  1. Love my Caption Call phone but I think it needs a tune-up. Some of my callers say the sound on their end of my voice is not to clear. Please have someone contact me about a service call.

  2. Caption Call service runs a bit too slow making it confusing for me and it takes to long for me to respond and it makes it hard on the other person too.
    However, I’d be lost with out it. I have a new app on the phone called Live Transcribe. It was done by a person at microsoft. Its amazing!! I can put my phone down on the table and open the app. It transcribes on the spot. No delay time at all. I think u guys should look in the technology and see if u can improve Caption Call.
    Also. It seems my handset fell and cracked. So it’s broken and it pinches my hand. Can I spell replace it for me?

  3. Regarding hearing loss and listening fatigue, is this the reason why I tire easily when hearing loud noise on the television of sports events or concerts with lots of crowd noise? I also have a problem with children events where there is lots of chaos and noise. Thanks!

  4. The tecks need to have perfect hearing so they can relay the correct words. Sometimes there are so many words that don’t make sense that Caption call doesn’t help at all to understand what is being said.

  5. Amen! to the previous comments. Yes – it is slow and makes many mistakes. It helps, but takes patience and constant explanations to the person I am trying to converse with.

    1. I look for the humor in their mistakes. I tell the person immediately that o must wait for captions and most are very patient and understanding. Yesterday my doctor’s office called about my visit to the ER. I said they found I had a urinary infection. Caller asked if they tested air. We both laughed when she repeated, did they test it there after I told her the captions. Another call, building shaped like an apple was building A as in apple. I can’t imagine how difficult it is for captioner when they don’t know the subject of the conversation, and I think autocorrect can also be a problem. Overall the phone is better than not hearing

  6. The delay and incorrect words from the captioner was one of the reasons I stopped using my Caption Call phone a few years ago, but plan to begin with it again despite these difficulties. I don’t often have a need to use the phone anyway but sometimes I do. Usually prefer emailing of live chat etc. when available.

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