Hearing Loss

Holiday Party Tips For People with Hearing Loss

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The Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and reconnecting with family and friends. But when you suffer from hearing loss, it sometimes just feels a little stressful.  

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be stressful. If you are prepared with these tips, you’ll have a great time without feeling overwhelmed or isolated.

Tip #1 – Wear Your Hearing Aids.

This seems like a no-brainer to us. You were a smart cookie, and purchased hearing aids so you could hear better, so use them!

Make sure they are charged, and/or charge up an extra set of batteries to make sure you are ready when it’s party time.

Tip #2 – Don’t Sit By the Kitchen.

Or anywhere else that is particularly bustling or noisy. If you find a quieter spot to plant yourself, we promise you will have a better time.

You will be able to converse with your friends and family in an environment that is suited to your needs, rather than trying to struggle to hear over a bunch of background noise.

Tip #3 – If You Don’t Hear, Ask Them To Repeat, or Restate.

Repeating isn’t always helpful when you didn’t hear what someone said. Restating usually works better. Or if you heard a part of it, tell them what you heard so they can help you understand all of it. People aren’t annoyed – they want to have a nice conversation with you!

Tip #4 – If You’ve Got Technological Help – Use It!

You bought those gadgets for a reason, use them! Whether it’s a device that captions the conversation, or just something that helps tune out background noise, you should definitely use it.

If you follow these tips, you are sure to enjoy all the Holiday parties on your list.  

We want you to hear at your best, and we are here to help you determine what your best options are.

If you aren’t hearing like you used to, come in and see us.

We can help you determine what your best options are to combat it.

We can’t wait to help you gain a better hearing lifestyle. Here at Smithtown Hearing Services we are committed to better hearing and committed to you! Contact us today to schedule a FREE assessment.

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