Whisper in My Ear… Again
Last updated on Apr 21, 2018
Have you ever considered how hearing loss can impact your most personal relationship, your ability to communicate with your spouse? Do you find yourself raising your voice to them as a result of their hearing loss—or yours? Are you increasingly bothered by their inability to hear you—or you them? After all, being able to clearly communicate with your spouse is the very foundation of your relationship.
Just imagine date night—dinner and a movie, a game of cards with friends, dancing to live music, and a moonlight stroll—activities you have both enjoyed doing together and how challenging they have become simply because you or your spouse can’t hear clearly.
A romantic candlelight dinner may turn into a source of frustration if you can’t understand what your special someone is saying. Lower light levels make lip reading difficult, and background noise from other tables and soft music can all make conversation next to impossible. Hearing aids are specially designed to help filter out unwanted background noise, allowing you to focus and enjoy your night out together.
Exciting action movies filled with explosions that drown out all dialog. Romantic dramas with whispered conversation. Noisy patrons seated behind you. If you find yourself avoiding the movie theater, it’s time to investigate the difference hearing aids can make in time our with your spouse. In addition to background noise reduction technology, some hearing aids—like the MDHearingAid AIR—are equipped with a telecoil.
A telecoil (also known as a t-coil) acts as an antenna that can link up to a looped sound system. The telecoil receives the sound signal and transmits it directly to your ear, without amplifying all the ambient sound or background noise along with it, so you can focus on what you want to hear. The Americans with Disabilities Act require that all places of public accommodation with fixed seating that either accommodate at least 50 people or have an audio amplification system (or both) must provide an assistive listening system. This means your theater must have a system in place.
If you find yourself relying on closed captions or turning the volume up ever louder when watching TV together at home, arrange to take a hearing test. A hearing aid can allow you turn the TV volume down to an enjoyable level for everyone. Don’t let diminished hearing rob you of time spent enjoying each other’s company.
Try Something New
When was the last time you and your spouse tried something new? Attended a dance, joined a club, and took up a new hobby? Are you the person who simply nods and smiles in group situations or asks your better half to repeat what was said? Or even worse, have you found yourself bickering with them over details you misunderstood or missed altogether? Romance flies out the window under those circumstances. If the inability to hear conversations clearly has kept you isolate or trapped in a rut, a low cost FDA-approved hearing aid may be the key to a fuller life.
Conversation is an art, built on the ability to communicate, to talk and listen. Even the most mundane things become a source of stress and misunderstanding. It can be exhausting to try and make heads or tails of everyday exchanges. Inflection, tone, the subtleties and nuances of speech are often misinterpreted as hearing changes. Even certain letters, like S and F, start to sound the same. And hearing helps stimulate the brain too; you are missing out on more than what your better half is trying to say. Hearing loss has been linked to dementia; Alzheimer’s disease and an overall decline in cognitive capabilities if left untreated.
Make Every Moment Count
How can you make the most of the moment? Take a hearing test. Purchasing affordable, FDA-registered, doctor-designed, audiologist-tested hearing aids can help make a real difference in your life. Take charge, make plans for date night—see a movie, go dancing, play cards with friends, or join a club.
We’re here to help you enjoy a better life through better hearing. MDHearingAid stands behind every one of our hearing aids with a 45-day risk-free in home trial, 100% money-back guarantee and unprecedented 24 hours a day, 7 days a week customer support.