Those who suffer from hearing loss know all too well how frustrating it can be when they are out in loud public places. Loud places can make communication difficult even with hearing aids but sometimes people may feel nervous about being seen with a hearing aid making it even more frustrating for the person with hearing loss. However, have you ever thought about turning hearing loss and hearing aid use into the way you connect with others? This is a new look on hearing aids and hearing loss, it is a way to connect with others.
Connecting with others, especially a stranger when you are out and about can be nerve wracking. It always makes it easier to make new friends when you know you have something in common. You may be surprised at how many other people around you suffer from hearing loss or use hearing aids too. The next time you are out, look at the people around you and see if anyone is wearing a hearing aid, this may make you feel more comfortable about wearing yours as well. Another approach is to reach out to people with hearing aids and to use this as a topic for conversation. Everyone has a story or an experience surrounding their hearing loss and or hearing aid experience, so you can ask them to share it with you. The other thing to keep in mind is that the person you are speaking with will understand the hardships of hearing loss, making communication less frustrating because they will understand the common nuances of talking in a public setting. This is simply one way to find a silver lining in your hearing loss and to not let it hold you back from living your life and making new friends.
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