The crack of the bat at a baseball game, an ice cream truck driving up the street, or kids laughing in a pool are just some of the sounds people look forward to in the summertime. But untreated hearing loss can make you miss out on such sounds. Missing out on others’ voices can be especially depressing. Untreated hearing loss can certainly, at some point, lead to depression and feelings of isolation.
The sound of others’ voices
In the summer, people often have barbecues at neighbors’ houses, reunions at parks, or meetings with friends at a restaurant. In these settings, it can be difficult to follow conversations. But the good news is that modern hearing aids have advanced noise suppression technology.
The sounds of nature
When you go hiking, it is wonderful to hear birds chirping, insects buzzing, and the sound of leaves rustling in a breeze. But you can’t appreciate those sounds if you can’t hear them due to untreated hearing loss. Hearing aids can pick up such soft sounds for you again.
You might want to go to the movies on a rainy day or to a museum on a steamy, hot day. Many public venues broadcast sound over a loop system. The sound is transmitted directly into the ears via telecoils in the hearing aids. Many concert halls, stadiums, and arena also have such an inductive loop system. Subways, airplanes, and trains most often have them, too, so you can hear public announcements.
No matter what your summertime activities, you are going to want to enjoy the sights, as well as the sounds. Rather than missing out on the activities you love, you can schedule an appointment. Contact a hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for a free hearing test and to learn more about hearing aids.