Hearing loss can make communicating with your friends and loved ones difficult. Especially if you are in a crowded environment. Because hearing loss affects the way you hear certain frequencies and syllables, you often have to strain to understand what is exactly being said to you.
Today, there is an added challenge for those who have hearing loss: wearing a face mask. Although social distancing and wearing a face mask are helpful in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and keeping you healthy, there are some added challenges for those who have hearing loss. Face masks can make speech seem muffled if the speaker isn’t speaking loud enough. Many people with hearing loss also rely on lip reading to fully understand the conversation. With a face mask you can’t see the other person’s lips, making it difficult to fully understand what is being said.
Wearing a face mask and communicating with your loved ones is possible. Follow these tips for better communication while wearing a face mask.
We understand that this time is challenging, especially if you have hearing loss. But you don’t have to feel disconnected from the ones you love. Follow these tips for better communication while wearing a face mask to reconnect with friends and family. If you need further assistance with your hearing aids call our office today or Schedule an Appointment.