StressEven with the latest hearing technology, there still may be times when hearing loss is an issue.  

For example, imagine attending a presentation. You’re trying to focus on the keynote speaker, but the people sitting around you are having their own conversations. With the conflict of sound, this can become frustrating and stressful.

There are other times – such as when you go to bed – when you don’t wear your hearing aids. These times can be stressful because worry about missing an alert or hearing your children get up in the middle of the night.

Luckily, there are ways to better manage your hearing loss and stress level.

 

 

How to manage hearing loss

For starters, take the first step and talk to an audiologist about your hearing. The audiology team at Physicians Hearing Center can identify your degree of hearing loss and help you find the right hearing aid to meet your needs.

If you are currently wearing hearing aids that are a few years old or if you haven’t had your hearing evaluated in a while, we encourage you to schedule an assessment and learn about the latest technology.

Tools to manage these stressful situations

The advancements in hearing aid technology have been very beneficial to alleviate the stress of the previously mentions situations. 

For example, in the presentation example mentioned above, hearing aids with directional microphones can block background noise so you can focus on the person speaking in front of you. Similarly, digital signal processing can help prevent ambient noises in the background. Many hearing aid models also incorporate a smartphone app to help you manage that volume.

With smart home technology and updated hearing devices, you can alleviate some of the stress associated with hearing loss. If you would like to take the next step in your hearing health, contact the offices of Physician’s Hearing Center to schedule an appointment.