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Holiday Hearing

5 Holiday Hearing Care Tips

The holiday season is almost here. You're planning to travel or get together with friends and family. This might be a little more difficult if you wear a hearing aid. These hearing aid traveling tips can make it easy to enjoy time with your friends and family.

1. Stock Up on Extra Batteries

There's nothing worse than having your hearing aid battery die on you. This is especially true when you're away from home. Make sure you stock up on extra batteries while making your holiday plans. Keep a few batteries with you in case you need them while you're out. Pack a few more in your luggage if you plan to travel.

2. Clean Your Hearing Aid

Cleaning your hearing aid should be part of your regular maintenance routine. It's still easy to overlook this crucial step while trying to enjoy the holidays. If you can't deep-clean your hearing aid during the holidays, do so before you leave.

3. Have Your Hearing Aid Checked Out

If you have a problem with your hearing aid, you might not be able to fix it during the holidays. Speak to your doctor before you leave to fix any issues. Make sure that your hearing aid is in good working condition. Also, make sure you don't have other hearing issues that you need to fix.

4. Listen at Crowded Gatherings

There won't be many big holiday parties or large gatherings this year. If you do spend time with people, pay close attention while having a conversation. Your hearing aid will help you focus. You should never assume that you'll be able to understand someone. When someone is speaking to you, look at them. This is so you can read their lips if you have to. Don't be afraid to ask them to go to a quieter room with you. This can help if you're having trouble following your conversation.

5. Reduce Noises

If you are hosting the holidays, make sure to reduce music and other ambient sounds. It's nice to have some music playing at your parties. If it starts to interrupt conversation, it might be time to turn the volume down. Having too much noise will only make things harder for you and your guests.

If you need more help caring for your hearing, talk to a specialist at Beltone Chicago. We will be happy to answer any hearing-related questions you might have. We are here for you this holiday and every day of the year.