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Enjoy every second this festive season

For many the festive season is an opportunity to catch up with relatives and friends you haven’t seen throughout the year. Busy restaurants, parties and concerts become the norm, however, you may find that hearing in these environments isn’t the same as you remember. Becoming aware of changes in your hearing is normal, and you should look to get your hearing checked every 3 years. Please read our blog to find out more about changes in your hearing.

The festive season is filled with joyful gatherings – parties overflowing with chatter, restaurants bustling with laughter, concerts vibrating with cheerful music. For many, this is a long-awaited chance to reunite with loved ones and friends. However, you may find that following conversations in these noisy environments is more difficult than you remember.

Changes in your hearing can creep up gradually. Background noise, music, clinking glasses – these joyful sounds can make it challenging to hear clearly. The constant buzz of conversation in a packed restaurant or the melodic strains of seasonal concerts can mask people’s words.

Becoming aware of changes in your hearing is normal, especially as you get older. While bothersome, these changes don’t have to dampen your holiday fun. Being conscious of potential issues prepares you to handle noisy situations.
First, don’t be afraid to speak up. Politely let your conversation partner know if you’re struggling to hear. Face the person speaking and pay attention. Lean in or find a quieter spot to chat. Don’t feel embarrassed – just communicate your needs.

Also, get your hearing evaluated regularly. Hearing loss often develops slowly, so you may not notice minor changes. Getting a hearing test every three years allows you to detect and address issues early. Today’s hearing aids are highly advanced in aiding clarity and comfort.

The bustling, lively atmosphere of the festive season encourages connecting with loved ones. Don’t let hearing changes interfere with these precious moments. Speak up about your needs and get checked regularly. With simple practical habits, you can hear the season’s magical sounds and conversations clearly.

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