After hosting a party for your family, running errands with the kids, and exercising for an hour with a friend you are feeling tired. But not the kind of tired you would expect. You have energy, you feel like you can do more things, it’s that your brain feels tired. Why is that? It can actually be a number of things, did you know that hearing loss can lead to hearing fatigue?
Hearing fatigue is what happens when your brain gets tired because of how much effort it takes to understand the noises you hear in your everyday life. What can you do? First and foremost visit with a hearing care professional to learn more about hearing aids. Hearing aids will help relieve the stress your brain endures when it struggles to decipher the sounds you can’t hear very well.
Healthyhearing.com has a great list of some things you can do to help alleviate hearing fatigue-
- Take a break from noise – Every now and then, try to find a quiet place where you can just let your mind rest. Read a book, meditate, do a puzzle. Just try and find a quiet place.
- Take a nap – What are you supposed to do when you feel tired? Take a nap! Taking a nap is a great way to give your mind and body a break. If you know you are about to participate in a noisy gathering, you may want to make sure you are rested up.
- Practice deep breathing – Don’t let yourself get stressed out. Take a moment and practice some deep breathing exercises.
You can read more here: https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/52807-Hearing-loss-and-listening-fatigue
Don’t forget, the best thing you can do to help prevent hearing fatigue is to get your hearing checked. Hearing aids may be just the thing to help take the load off of your brain during your next party.
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