The ability to hear is a precious gift. We often never think twice about being able to listen to the sounds of nature, our spouse’s voice, or the laughter of children. Sadly, it usually takes a hearing loss for us to think about this gift of hearing. This loss of hearing is a sad reality for an estimated 36 million Americans who report some degree of hearing loss and are no longer able to hear those sweet sounds we take for granted. However, you can still enjoy favorite activities with a hearing impairment. Eating at a restaurant, going to see a movie, or spending a day at a favorite museum are all possible with a hearing loss.
Excited about the latest blockbuster? Don’t let a hearing loss stop you from enjoying the movies. Theaters now offer a variety of options to assist patrons in enjoying the show. Handheld captioning devices and assistive listening devices are usually available. Some venues even offer captioned viewings.
A hearing loss need not keep you from eating out at your favorite restaurant. Here are a few tips for dining out:
You can have a fun night out doing exciting activities. Here are a few tips:
If you experience hearing loss, there is no reason to let it put you on the sidelines. Technological advances and planning in advance can help you have a wonderful night out. So get out there and enjoy!