Summer vacation brings to mind beaches, lake trips, restful days, and plenty of fun with family and friends. But what if you are struggling with hearing loss? Well, then your summer vacation may be a bit different than you remember, with many instances where you struggle to catch conversations and difficulty hearing your grandchildren talk to you about their plans for the summer.
Rather than facing a summer full of hearing difficulties, you can visit our hearing specialists and tackle your hearing problems head-on.
Better Hearing Allows You To Enjoy More Of What Summer Offers
Your hearing affects all aspects of your life. However, you may not have noticed the full effects of hearing loss as it is a slow process for most people with sensorineural hearing loss. But as many people find more time for gatherings during the summer, you may find the effects of your hearing loss coming to roost.
For instance, say you are at your family’s annual reunion. With family, close family friends, and children running around everywhere and likely the sound of barbeque cooking as well as music playing, that can be a lot for someone with damaged hearing.
In fact, if you have hearing loss, a situation like this one can be incredibly difficult. Often, high-frequency hearing loss comes quickly with the early stages, so you may find it difficult to hear what female family members and children are trying to tell you.
Along with this, those with hearing loss often have a difficult time determining where sounds are coming from, making it tough to follow group conversations or one-on-one conversations taking place near a group of people. By taking care of your hearing loss, you can more fully enjoy your summer events, rather than continue to struggle to participate.
With Stronger Hearing, You Can Reduce Mental Strain
An aspect of hearing loss which is not always accounted for is the mental strain that it puts a person under. As hearing loss and age are often connected, many people dismiss increased hearing strain as just a part of aging.
But this greater mental strain to hear and process sounds can significantly drain your enjoyment of everything, including long-standing summer vacation plans. You may find that even having short conversations leave you drained of energy and you have to bow out of activities you were looking forward to enjoying.
Instead of dealing with constant mental strain due to hearing loss, you can use hearing aids to recover your hearing.
By Using Hearing Aids, Summer Events Can Be More Enjoyable
With hearing aids, your enjoyment of your summer can be greatly increased. Modern hearing aids come with advanced processing power. With this increased processing, hearing aids are better able to capture human speech and help you tune into the conversations around you the next time you are at a family bbq.
Also, for those who struggle with tinnitus, you can choose hearing aids that come with built-in tinnitus management solutions. That way, you never have another conversation that is drowned out by tinnitus or your enjoyment of a summer concert impacted by phantom sounds in your ears.
These features and many others are available when you have your hearing evaluated and have our hearing instrument specialists’ help in finding the right hearing aids.
Come In For A Hearing Evaluation To Kick Off Your Summer
Unlike hearing screenings, where you undergo a quick pass/fail test, a hearing evaluation consists of a series of tests. These tests help our hearing instrument specialists to pinpoint both the cause of your hearing loss and the degree of which you have lost your hearing.
Once these things are determined, one of our hearing professionals will help you find the best hearing aids for your hearing loss level, lifestyle requirements, and overall needs. We provide personalized hearing health care help, so you can be sure that your hearing concerns will be addressed.
If you would like to ensure your hearing is in good order before you jump into the summer festivities, contact us for a hearing evaluation with one of our hearing specialists.