Happy holidays, Merry Christmas and let’s all get through the holiday hearing challenges with happiness and enthusiasm.
The holiday season can be very stressful for someone with a hearing loss. With large family groups gathering, laughing and conversing, it’s easy for someone with a hearing loss to feel left out, isolated, bewildered and sad.
Hearing aids and cochlear implants have limitations in noisy environments like this, so here are a few tips to help make this holiday more enjoyable for everyone.
1. Realize that large social groups, especially around a large dining room table, are one of the most difficult environments for a person with a hearing loss.
2. It’s easier to talk with people one-on-one in a quiet environment than in a noisy living room.
3. When sitting down to dinner, make sure you choose a seat that is best for you!
4. Conversation tips.
5. After–dinner strategies.
6. To drink or not to drink?
7. Assistive listening devices.
Read the full article at Holiday Madness by Arlene Romoff featured by Hearing Loss Magazine by HLAA.