For those of us dealing with the challenge of losing our hearing, we know just how frustrating a time it can really be. However, it doesn’t have to have a massive impact on your lifestyle and it certainly shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying the activities you do. I always advise everyone to get a regular hearing test so that they can stay on top of their hearing capabilities. There are so many ways out there that can help you with the loss of your hearing which will fit in perfectly with your personal and daily routine.
Nowadays there are more technologies out there to assist you than there ever has been before. It goes without saying that the most well known assistive technology out there are hearing aids. The technology that goes in to hearing aids has progresses so much in the last decade that they now come in a variety of sizes, shapes and even styles.
We have now even got to the stage where televisions and telephones have been adapted to help those with hearing loss.
Using Your Senses
The human body is an amazing piece of equipment and the details in the most minute changes in body language can be picked up with ease through your frontal lobe.
Relying on visual cues is a huge asset to those suffering from hearing loss. The vast majority of people suffering from hearing hugely prefer face to face interactions, thereby allowing them to interpret speech, emotion, body language and a various selection of other bodily nuances that we often don’t register as we decipher. Furthermore, studies suggest that as hearing regresses, our other senses actually become more pronounced, allowing these visual codes to be translated even more quickly and more accurately.
Strength In Numbers
As with any ailment, accepting one’s condition and understanding that we are not alone is paramount to dealing with our new situation. Finding and networking with others suffering from a similar level of hearing loss can be hugely beneficial, both due to the pooling of resources, but also through moral support. Each country has various associations so be sure to check for your local chapter.