Losing Your Hearing This Holiday Season?
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is already here! It’s not unlikely for individuals to notice that they’re experiencing hearing loss around the holiday season when they’re surrounded by the voices of lots of people to whom they want to listen attentively.
Here are the signs to notice and make note of if you think you’re experiencing hearing loss.
1. Voices start sounding like buzzing or blurs.
If you’re in a crowded setting and voices all start blurring together, preventing you from discerning which voices is whose and what the individual voices are saying you might be experiencing hearing loss.
2. Asking to repeat.
If you notice that you’re having to ask the people you’re talking with to repeat what they are saying multiple times, even when you’re straining your ears to try to understand what they are saying, you might be experiencing hearing loss.
3. If you feel overwhelmed in social environments because you have a hard time jumping into conversations.
Hearing loss can make it feel harder to participate actively in conversations, since you’re having to strain your ears to make out each word that is said. As such, you might have a delay in understanding the information that has already been said, which can make it harder to jump into conversations or participate actively within them.
4. If you notice yourself feeling tempted to increase the volume on the TV or radio, even though everyone else seems fine with the volume.
A shift in the volume at which you typically listen to things can be a sign of hearing loss. See if others in your life feel like the TV is “too loud” when you haven’t been able to hear it clearly or loudly enough.
If you’re looking for an alternative to straining your ears and missing out on conversations with your community, Lucid Audio recommends the PSAP (the Personal Sound Amplification Product), which can improve your hearing in a non-invasive and cost-effective way. Losing your hearing over the holidays can feel stressful and overwhelming, but there are clear steps and products to hearing better!