Restaurants are a big source of contention for everyone. What’s the biggest complaint patrons at a restaurant have? Well, according to a study done in 2004, restaurant noise was the worst.
There are things you can change at a restaurant, like if you have poor service, your food is cold, or if you have cramped seating. But you can’t change the noise. The sound of dishes, pots, and pans clanging; a multitude of conversations going on simultaneously; and music playing in the background can all add up to one big headache. It’s bad for people with normal hearing, let alone for people with hearing loss. People with hearing loss get more frustrated because of all the competing sounds and the struggle to hear the conversation of focus.
Restaurants are challenging
Since you can’t really ask for noise reduction in restaurants, there’s something that can help, even though restaurants are a challenging listening environment. Hearing aids counteract the noise and help focus attention on the conversation at hand. Speech is separated from noise with today’s technology.
If you have hearing loss and want to make noisy environments bearable again, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.