It’s that wonderful time of year again full of Easter baskets, family time, and fun! It’s that special time when we celebrate all the blessings in our lives and the love that surrounds us. So take a minute and think about all the things that we have to be thankful for in our lives. At Wesson Hearing Aid Center we are blessed with an incredible staff, wonderful patients, ever-improving hearing technology, and the ability to help those who are experiencing hearing loss.
If you have hearing loss and worry about big family gatherings for holidays, we are here to tell you it gets better! The number one thing to remember at any social gathering is that people are interested, they want to know about your journey. People want to be helpful and communicate with you as best as they can, so give them the tools to do so! If you are out at an Easter egg hunt and your child or grandchild asks about your hearing aids, let them know what they are for and why they are important.
What if your child is experiencing hearing loss, how do you prepare them for that same Easter egg hunt? We have a solution for that too—simply prepare and take a break if needed. That child may be navigating new territory so be sure to explain that it may be full of loud children and packed with chaos, but that is part of the fun! If the environment is too busy for your child, give him or her a little break in order to recharge. Sometimes when a child is experiencing hearing loss they can get tired from concentrating so hard trying to hear everything that is going on around them. Giving them an opportunity to step out of that environment for a few minutes can be beneficial to everyone involved.
Easter is a fun and festive holiday because it means time with family, but there is another benefit you may not know about. You may be surprised to find out that chocolate could help your hearing health! This doesn’t apply to every kind of chocolate out there, but studies have found that dark chocolate is rich in zinc, which can help prevent hearing loss by improving inner ear function. So don’t be afraid to pick up some dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) and indulge a little!
Take this time to really understand what Easter is all about and count the blessings that we are all surrounded by! Enjoy the time with your family and remember how important it is to stay connected and stay in tune with those around us. If you find that at big social gatherings you are having difficulty hearing your loved ones and you have not been evaluated for hearing loss, call us and we will set up a free hearing evaluation for you. Don’t let another day go by where you are out of the loop, start living your best life today!