HOW HEARING WELL CAN MAKE YOU A BIGGER PART OF YOUR COMMUNITY
Community events are fun and give you healthy social interactions. Whether you want to attend music events or volunteer for a social cause, hearing well can help you become a bigger part of your local community.
Create Better Conversations
When you don't hear conversations due to background noise, it can be unpleasant for everyone involved. Misunderstandings can occur, or you might find yourself continuously asking people to repeat themselves.
Hearing well allows conversations to flow when you're interacting with your community members. This effortless back-and-forth helps build relationships and create better conversations.
Be More Engaged
Sometimes people can misinterpret your lack of response as being standoffish or rude because you are ignoring them. They often don't realise that you honestly didn't hear them.
When hearing well, you can avoid common misunderstandings when you are out in your community. As a result, you'll be more engaged and present around others.
Have the Energy to Go Out
The Hearing Journal released a study that found a relationship between how well you hear and symptoms of depression. The inability to hear well can increase feelings of depression that lead to not wanting to socialize, do activities, or leave the house.
You can also improve your mood and find the energy to become a bigger part of your local community by improving your hearing.
Improve Your Confidence
Knowing you can hear car horns or informational messages in public locations can improve your sense of safety and confidence when venturing outdoors. Additionally, hearing well supports your balance and reduces any risk of falls when you are out and about at local events.
Be Open to New Things
Group activities can be more rewarding when you hear well since you can easily socialise with others. You won't have to worry about feeling isolated during activities.
As a result, it can be easier to try new things and feel involved when you know you'll have others there experiencing it with you.
Being part of your local community is a rewarding experience. Wondering if you'll be able to hear conversations at events or announcers at sports games shouldn't be something that prevents you from experiencing the joys of community involvement. Instead, allow yourself to show up confidently and engage with others.
We are here to support you in participating in your local community; book an appointment with our friendly team at one of our clinics today, for more information on hearing well, a hearing test or ear wax removal.