Staying Physically Active
Regular physical activity is essential for staying healthy and independent, especially as you age. Hearing aids make it easier to engage in physical activity because they help make you feel more balanced and oriented to your surroundings.
Additionally, they make it easier to hear your yoga teacher’s instructions or converse with your walking buddy when out at Panorama Park. Just be sure to clean your hearing aids and wipe off any excess moisture after working out to prevent wear and tear of your device.
Dining With Your Partner
California is home to some amazing restaurants. However, dining out can be difficult when you have untreated hearing loss because of the large amount of ambient noise that comes from things like plates and glasses clinking, other patrons talking and background music.
Hearing aids make date nights with your spouse or partner easier because they can amplify their voice while simultaneously suppressing background noise, letting you enjoy the conversation and the company.
Attending a Film or Play
Many movie theaters and playhouses are equipped with hearing loops. If your hearing aid has a telecoil, you can activate it, and it will act as a receiver to pick up audio from the performance and stream it directly into your hearing aids. This will provide high-quality, customized hearing, which lets you sit back and enjoy the show.
Connecting With Old Friends And Making New Ones
Untreated hearing loss can be hard on our relationships and make it difficult to stay connected with others. One study found that hearing loss “significantly contributed to both moderate and intense levels of emotional loneliness and intense levels of social loneliness.”
Hearing aids can make it easier to understand what people are saying and increase your confidence in social situations, whether it’s meeting up with old friends you haven’t seen in a while or deciding to join a book club or attend a cooking class where you might meet new friends in your community.
To learn about the many other ways hearing aids can benefit your life or to make an appointment with one of our specialists, contact The House Institute today.