Picture yourself out for dinner at a trendy new restaurant with a group of old friends. You’ve been waiting for months to try the food and you’re looking forward to catching up on everyone’s busy lives. But instead of enjoying yourself, you’re getting frustrated.
All night, you’ve been straining to follow the conversation over the dull roar of the crowd and occasional crash coming from the kitchen. In the end, all you want to do is go home where it’s quiet enough to actually listen to your loved ones.
For millions of people living with hearing loss, this scenario is all too common. In fact, difficulty following conversations is often one of the first signs of hearing loss that people notice. Try these tips to make uncomfortable situations such as this easier: