When you are concentrating during a conversation have people ever asked you why you look so angry, when you are not? Or, maybe others have commented on how irritated you look while speaking to them.
These facial expressions become more frequent, especially when there are several people around and there’s too much background noise. Others often misinterpret these looks as anger, annoyance, and frustration. This can cause hardships with your family, friends, and co-workers.
The Effort Exerted for Individuals with Hearing Loss
If you have hearing loss, comprehending speech is not a natural process. A lot of attention and effort is required to follow along in conversations. Some of the letters or words are heard, whereas some are not. Those with hearing loss need to essentially solve a puzzle, by using the sounds they can hear, and connecting it with the context of the conversation. The speaking continues whether you are able to follow along and process it or not. This listening effort can generate hearing loss exhaustion, and exhaustion in a general sense. It takes a lot of brain power to interpret noises.
It’s important to not only accept the fact that you have hearing loss, but to get help as soon as possible, in order to reduce your mental fatigue.
How can People with Hearing Loss Diminish their Efforts in Listening?
If you, or a loved one, are in need of hearing aids or accessories like the Roger Select microphone, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for a free hearing test and consultation.
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