Did your loved ones show any of these signs of hearing loss over the holidays?
3 Holiday Season Signs That Your Loved One May Have Hearing Loss
For most people, the holiday season means lots of time spent with family members and loved ones. Dinners are enjoyed, conversations are had, and memories are made as you spend time catching up with family friends, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and other extended family members. In some cases, it may be the first time you’ve seen some of your loved ones in a long time. Before you let the memories of this holiday season fade away, Audiology Innovations encourages you to think back to your interactions with your loved ones to see if you noticed any signs of hearing loss. Audiology Innovations is Canada’s trusted provider of hearing loss products and services. Read on to learn more about three holiday signs of hearing loss, and visit our website to access the best hearing loss solutions available.
Asking People to Repeat Themselves
One of the leading signs of hearing loss is frequently having to ask people to repeat themselves. Before you jump to conclusions, it’s important to make a few key distinctions. For starters, there’s a difference between being distracted and not being able to hear well. Holiday gatherings are busy and socially demanding, so don’t confuse multitasking and divided attention with an inability to hear. Think about one-on-one interactions you had with your loved ones where you were both focused on the conversation. If there were multiple times where your loved one asked you to repeat yourself in those settings, they may be experiencing hearing loss. The truth is, if you experienced this to the degree that it’s concerning, you’ll remember.
Difficulty Hearing in Crowded Settings
At its onset, hearing loss makes it especially hard to hear in crowded settings like busy cafes, concerts, sporting events, and, you guessed it, holiday dinners. If you noticed that one of your loved ones was having a hard time engaging in conversations at the dinner table, or you saw them frequently hold their hands up to their ears to try and hear what people were saying, they could be experiencing hearing loss. The good news is, if you noticed these signs of hearing loss during holiday gatherings, you probably aren’t the only one who noticed. Find a time to bring it up to your family members and have a discussion about how you can best broach the subject with your loved one. This process is never easy, so check out all of the resources that Audiology Innovations offers for family members of those with hearing loss.
Playing TV, Movies, and Music at Loud Volumes
Holiday gatherings are a great time to bundle up and watch your favorite holiday movies with family and friends. It’s a nostalgic, relaxing experience that lots of people look forward to every year, but it can be a lot less relaxing if one of your loved ones has undiagnosed hearing loss. If your loved one had to turn up the volume on the TV to uncomfortably loud levels so they could hear, it could be a sign that they are experiencing hearing loss. The same goes for blaring holiday music.
Audiology Innovations Helps Individuals Experiencing Hearing Loss
Audiology Innovations is Canada’s number one provider of hearing tests, hearing aids, and hearing loss services. Our team leverages state-of-the-art technology and the latest methods to provide comprehensive solutions for individuals experiencing hearing loss. Our experienced audiologists can provide you with all of the hearing services you need in the comfort of your own home, and we even offer remote hearing aid adjustments to ensure that you never miss out on the wonderful sounds of daily living. Visit our website to learn more about how we can best serve you, and contact us today to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable member of our team!
Are you worried that one of your loved ones may be experiencing hearing loss? Audiology Innovations is your one-stop shop for all of the products, services, and resources you need to get your loved one the support they need. Visit our website to learn more, and contact us today!