Part I - Important Tips for Better Hearing

29th Jul, 2019

While Dining Out with Friends/Family:

  • - Choose a peaceful restaurant (preferably without loud music)
  • - Request a table in quiet area far from kitchen area
  • - Make sure the lighting is good there
  • - Ensure that light is not shining directly in your eyes
  • - Go with small groups so that the conversation would be easier

While Driving in the Car:

  • - If one ear is better than other sit with your better ear toward the center of the car.
  • - Make sure to reduce the volume of the instrument closest to the window in case using two hearing instruments.
  • - Turn off the radio/stereo system or lower down its voice
  • - Keep the windows closed to minimize traffic, road and wind noise.

While attending Movies or Concerts

  • - When purchasing tickets, inquire if a loop, infrared or FM system is available. If not, request preferential seating.
  • - Make an effort to get familiar with the program in advance which will eventually make it easier to follow the plot should the sound quality be poor.

While Attending Meetings or Lectures:

  • - Give preference to sit in the front in case loop is not available.
  • - If hearing is similar in both ears, sit in the middle
  • - If one ear is much better than the other, sit with your better ear toward the sound source

While at work:

  • - Inform people about your hearing loss that will make easier for you to understand conversation better
  • - Teach co-workers to talk clearly and keep eye contact when conversing.
  • - Focus on the person nearest you
  • - Don’t afraid of asking missing information in case you only hear part of a conversation. Repeat what you have heard so that they can understand what you have missed.
  • - Do not try to keep up with a conversation if it is impossible. Make demands, but be understanding.

While at Home

  • - Always use your hearing instruments
  • - Inform friends and family about your situation so that they can communicate with you accordingly
  • - Teach your family to talk clearly and keep eye contact when conversing.
  • - Avoid Background noise
  • - Teach your family how to involve you in family conversations