As with much of this year, holiday celebrations will likely look a little different than normal. As we continue to practice social distancing and with regulations of group sizes, we can expect to celebrate in smaller numbers, so we’ve put together a few new ways to stay connected with family and friends this holiday season:
Communicate Your NeedsCommunicate your hearing needs ahead of time with loved ones – if you are going virtual, let your loved ones know you’ll need them to face you when they’re speaking and that you might have to ask them to repeat themselves. This is especially true when people are wearing masks, as that can have a profound impact on your hearing. Taking the time to let them know you are hard of hearing will help ensure you get to enjoy the time with your family.
Plan AheadUnderstand the environment that you are heading into – This is a great way to anticipate and plan for any communication issues. Ask that they try to eliminate any background noise while you're talking over the phone or video conferencing.
The Magic of RogerTwo of the biggest barriers for people wearing hearing aids is background noise and hearing at a distance. Both background noise and distance happen often during the holiday season, however, Roger solutions are here to the rescue! No matter your age or your hearing loss- Roger can help in any environment to help you hear better. Ask us how!
Stock Up and Stay Prepared
Lastly, make sure you have batteries for your hearing aids so you don’t miss a sound over the holidays! We are selling them in clinic and or we can offer to mail them to you.
If you have any questions on how to communicate over the holidays, don’t wait. Connect with our expert team today. We’re here to help!