With the King’s Coronation coming up this weekend and summer just around the corner, many of us are gearing up for parties, whether it’s a backyard BBQ or street parties galore. However, busy environments such as these can be a real challenge for those with hearing loss.
Why are busy places challenging for those with hearing loss?
A person with hearing loss processes the world differently from someone with no hearing loss. This is because their brains have to work harder to process sounds and filter out unwanted noises, which is especially difficult in busy environments where there are often multiple competing sounds. This can lead to feelings of mental exhaustion and fatigue.
Think about the last party or gathering you attended and then how many different conversations were taking place. The answer would be a lot. Now put yourself in the shoes of someone with hearing loss or impairment. With multiple conversations going on at the same time, as well as music or background noise, it may be difficult to focus on a conversation happening right in front of you. So instead, you may withdraw from what’s going on around you.