Spring is coming! Everyone in states where the seasons change is scrambling to get outside. Hearing aid wearers are no exception. Nature’s sounds are truly invigorating, especially if you formerly missed out on them without hearing aids. However, frustration can still arise with hearing aids when trying to hear sounds outdoors, while others talk at the same time. Below is a look at some of the benefits and challenges of wearing hearing aids outdoors. There are, however, some improvements to hearing aids you might not know.
The good: the sounds of spring
Feeling the warmth of spring is a top contender in life, but you will enjoy springtime even more when all of your senses are fully engaged. Spring can engender a feeling of rebirth, with the sight of crocuses poking through the soil and trees filling with green leaves. Likewise, smelling the scents of blooming flowers and fresh air is dazzling. Tasting the salt from sea breezes and the flavors of seasonal food at little cafes is also pleasant, just as is hearing plays, birds singing, and children laughing. Sounds are significant in enhancing your life. It is important to know that hearing aids can detect even the softest sounds to fully engage your senses. You might want to consider them to enjoy all that the great outdoors has to offer.
The challenge: the noise outdoors
Understandably, hearing aid wearers often have complaints about wearing their hearing aids outdoors. The problem is that it can be hard to hold a conversation when, say, the wind is whistling across your hearing aids at a golf course. The wind may drown out others’ speech. Another example could be a boat ride, where you are enjoying the sounds of the waves, but your friend has asked the same question repeatedly without the success of you hearing his or her words.
Because of such problems, there are “smart” hearing aids to control situations of wind or noise. So, know there is a good end in sight. With the golf course scenario, these hearing aids will figure out the wind is blowing more strongly against the right side of your head and reroute your friend’s voice to the other side. With the boat scenario, the hearing aids will automatically detect the other person’s voice, amplify it, and suppress the sound of the ocean waves. So, know that you can enjoy the great outdoors to the fullest. For more information on hearing better in Spring, please contact a hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.