Don’t let hearing loss be a party pooper
Post on 26th November 2018
Christmas is coming, a great time for ramping up the social whirl and joining in celebrations with family and friends.
Whether it’s the appeal of turkey and trees, gifts galore, Christmas carols or a heady mix of mulled wine and mince pies, the festive season evokes and creates so many memories.
Enjoying the party spirit is not so easy for those with hearing loss however, especially if they struggle to join in over the noise of music and animated conversation at seasonal get-togethers. Even a small amount of hearing loss can have a big impact on a person’s confidence.
It’s not just a social handicap; hearing loss has been linked to depression in older people.
There is no need to suffer in silence, yet many people put off seeking help.
You may notice the signs in those you care about. They have difficulty hearing other people clearly or misunderstand what they say, they frequently ask people to repeat themselves, they have the volume on their televisions turned up or they don’t seem to join in conversations as much as they used to.
If this is the case with family members or friends, why not encourage them to seek advice. It could make a real difference to enjoying life and not just at Christmas time.
A little encouragement goes a long way. Think of it as an extra gift you can give at this special time of year.
With NHS hearing care from testing to digital hearing aids available on the high street, it’s never been easier to access help.
For professional and friendly advice on hearing care, call into your local Scrivens branch.