Creating a hearing loss-friendly home: Tips for Seniors with Hearing Loss

Creating a hearing loss-friendly home: Tips for Seniors with Hearing Loss

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Dr. Marina E. Kade
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Did you know that roughly a third of people over 65 suffer from some degree of hearing loss? Yet, surprisingly, only a fraction of them seek assistance. Well, we’re here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be that way. Not for you, not for your loved ones, not for anyone. We’re here to make your life a lot more comfortable and fun, even with hearing loss.

Why Are We Talking About Hearing Loss in the Home?

Imagine living in a world where the little joyous sounds of life become muffled whispers. That’s what living with hearing loss feels like for many. Now, while we’re experts at providing hearing aids, which we believe are the best solution to manage hearing loss, we also understand that adapting your environment can make a significant difference. Creating a hearing loss-friendly home is an empowering way to regain control, ensuring your surroundings work for you and not against you.

Tip 1: Let’s ‘See’ The Sounds

Visual cues are a great way to compensate for diminished hearing. You’ll love how today’s technology has given us devices that can make your life easier.

For instance, consider using a doorbell that flashes a light or sends a vibration to your phone when someone’s at the door. You’ll never miss a visit from friends or a parcel delivery again! Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors with flashing lights are another handy upgrade. They offer an extra layer of safety and peace of mind.

Tip 2: Speech-to-Text Devices: Your New Best Friends

You might be amazed at how much a little gadget like a speech-to-text device can change your life. You can use it for phone conversations or when you’re watching TV. These devices transcribe spoken words into written ones, so you won’t miss a thing. Your favorite show? Enjoy it fully again. Your granddaughter’s adorable stories over the phone? Cherish them all. We think you’ll find these devices are just magical!

Tip 3: Amplify That Phone

Okay, we hear you! Phone calls can be tricky with hearing loss. But, how about an amplified telephone? They’re a boon. These phones can amplify sounds by up to 40 decibels or more, making conversations clearer and more enjoyable. Your hearing aid can work in harmony with these phones, offering you the most optimal hearing experience.

Tip 4: Harness the Power of Video Calls

Video calls aren’t just for remote workers – they can be a game-changer for seniors dealing with hearing loss too. Video calls allow you to read lips and catch visual cues during conversations, making it easier to understand what’s being said. And you know what? You’re not alone in this. We offer online consultations where our hearing professionals can guide you to make the most of your hearing aids.

Tip 5: Arrange and Rearrange

Furniture arrangement can affect the acoustics of a room. Rugs and curtains can help reduce echo, while positioning furniture to face the light source can aid in lip-reading. And guess what? An overhaul of your space can be a fun DIY project too.

We Are Here for You

Throughout your journey to better hearing, know that we, your hearing professionals, are with you every step of the way. We believe in your ability to adapt and overcome, and we’re committed to helping you live life to its fullest, regardless of hearing loss.

Ready to create a hearing loss-friendly home and embrace the joy of sound again? Pop in to see us. Your hearing matters to us. We’re here to listen, advise, and provide you with the right hearing aid to suit your needs. Let’s work together to tune into the soundtrack of your life once more. Let’s make your home more welcoming to your hearing loss needs.