As the holiday season quickly approaches, the excitement of great food, laughter, and memorable moments is upon us. For someone who has been diagnosed with hearing loss the holiday season can seem somewhat nerve-wrecking. The possibility of isolation throughout family gatherings is a fear that most hearing aid wearers have. There are a few tips you could do prior to the holiday season that will ease your nerves, and allow you to enjoy wonderful conversation throughout every gathering!
1. Get your hearing aids adjusted properly
Visiting your local audiologist to make sure your hearing devices are working properly for you is highly recommended prior to the holiday season. This ensures that your hearing aids are working perfectly to suit your needs, and allows for you to enjoy effortless comprehension even in noisy environments.
2. Try out different technology
If it’s been awhile since you’ve last upgraded your hearing device technology, you should consider speaking about it with your audiologist. Hearing aid technology is constantly advancing to include more features that help in speech comprehension even in noisy environments.
3. Get your hearing aids professionally cleaned
Cleaning your hearing aids at home can help in making the life of your hearing device last. However, there are tiny places where earwax can build up that only professional instruments can properly reach and clean. If earwax is built up on the end of your hearing aid it can create unwanted feedback. Schedule for your hearing aids to be professionally cleaned before the holidays!
Follow The Tips
Taking these steps can provide numerous benefits to you and your hearing health just in time for the holidays to begin. The holiday season should be filled with creating memorable moments with your friends and family, not with the fear of social isolation from the dinner table. Making sure your hearing aids are up-to-date, clean, and working properly is very important. If you need any of the following done before the holidays call us today!