Barney Braner
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Hearing aids: How do I get rid of excessive noise?

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Hearing aids are indispensable devices for hard-of-hearing. They bring people back to an active and happy life. The key to successful hearing restoration is to seek help in time. It is important to see the first signs of hearing loss in yourself or a loved one at an early stage. The free hearing test can help. It is a simple and effective test. It shows whether or not you have a hearing problem and what you should do next. If the problem is confirmed, the next step is a consultation with an audiologist. The doctor will work with you through all phases of your recovery. The professional will select and adjust your hearing aids for the greatest comfort and effectiveness.

So, you've gone through all the steps of recovery and now you can hear perfectly well while wearing medical devices. Great! Now you can enjoy birdsong in the park or socialize in a noisy bar. But imagine the following situation.

Imagine a stormy summer storm. Trying in vain to hide under an umbrella, you make it to a car parked nearby. After closing the door tightly, you can finally relax. No way! Raindrops hammer relentlessly on the roof, giving off an intolerable hum in your head. A natural reaction to what is happening is to turn down the volume, but it can make driving more difficult. In such a case, you won't be able to hear the sound of traffic and can better navigate in space.

It is difficult to describe the fatigue and desolation that follows intense and prolonged exposure to noise, especially if it is cyclical. Such a feeling of utter exhaustion is similar to that experienced by hard of hearing at the end of a day, filled with fruitless attempts to hear the other person.

How do you deal with the effects of excessive noise?

Let's look at several ways to help reduce the intensity of noise exposure and mitigate its effects:

Turn down the volume of the hearing aid

It'll make you a little nervous while driving, but you wouldn't hear much in the rain noise anyway.

Use noise-canceling headphones

Don't forget to put them in your purse before a long car, train, or airplane trip. These headphones actively manage noise, providing sound isolation.

Take breaks

Driving a car requires concentration and attention, and a little rest won't be superfluous.

Share the load

Don't go on car trips alone and arrange to have another person behind the wheel part of the way. Use the same method for any work that involves a lot of noise, such as cleaning the house.