Many things change with age, and unfortunately many of our skills come and go. Climbing these stairs may take a little longer than before. Reading the fine print on the packaging may require further consideration. Remembering where we put our glasses down can take a few minutes or require a fairly long search (which can even result in us finding them right above our heads).
Yes, age can take its toll. This is true in many areas, including hearing. Hearing problems are more common with age due to use and simple timing. And with hearing loss, adjustments come. Some of these adjustments are well known, e.g. B. sitting a bit closer to the stage during a game. Other of these adjustments are subconscious and, frankly, can get pretty boring.
Poor listening habits can be quite embarrassing for both the person with hearing loss and the people around them. Note these three bad listening habits that you may have developed and make a change today.
- Speak out loud
Although you may feel you are speaking at a very reasonable volume, those around you may not always match. Hearing impaired people often compensate for their own problems and disabilities by speaking at extremely high volumes, even if this is not appropriate. Think of people who hear and talk to MP3 players – have you heard how well they speak? You could do the same. Make sure you control the volume of your voice and decrease the voice if you think it is necessary.
- Increase the TV volume
The volume of the TV should not be so high that those who see it can hear it. There is no need for someone in another room to hear what is happening on TV, to point out and understand the conversations that are taking place. If you can hear and understand what is said in your favorite program, the volume is high enough. If you’re having trouble measuring, just turn the volume down until you can’t hear what’s going on. Raise it up a bit, but as soon as you can figure it out, stop. You shouldn’t have to shout to speak on TV.