Getting hearing aids? Ready to start the process? You’ve finally decided to improve your hearing but are unsure where to start. Here are a few tips to begin:
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Listen Happy – Feel Happy!
YES – anything you listen to will affect your mood. The music you listen to can change your state of mind – both positively and negatively. So, re-think what you are listening to if you are “down in the dumps”.
Studies have shown that mental health is linked to what you are listening to on a particular day. Brain receptors behave differently depending on what an individual was listening to – whether it was gloomy or upbeat. Those who listened to slow, sad music often reported feelings of loneliness and/or depression. Those who listened to upbeat, cheerful music were more excited about their day.
Want to change the way you feel today? Switch from slow, sad music to something upbeat that you enjoy and has a “catchy” beat. Want to relax? Listen to white noise, such as a waterfall or ocean. It is a great alternative to music to help you relax. Want a new way to impact your day? Find some interesting podcasts to listen to rather than sad music. What you listen to can most definitely change your outlook on the day!
JuJube – Chapel Hill, NC Wednesday, July 8, 2015 – 6:30 pm
Decibel Reading: 68 dB Sound Equivalent: Office
Comments: Easy to chat and catch up at JuJube, since we were not eating at a peak time. Initially, we were seated under a music speaker, which was promptly turned down making
conversation much more tolerable. Few windows, leather chairs and use of tablecloths minimized noise interference as well as being separated from the bar in another room. As more patrons began to fill the dining area, it continued to be easy to enjoy conversation. Great place to go to catch up and enjoy a nice meal when dining at off-peak hours.
Fishmongers – Durham, NC – Tuesday, May 3, 2015, 7pm
Decibel Reading: 76 dB Sound Equivalent: Chamber Music
Conversation: Raised voices and repetitions necessary
Comments: Hard to follow our group of 4 when talking together. The wide open restaurant area with expansive windows and high ceilings made frequent repetitions necessary – even at non-peak restaurant hours. Hard surfaces such as wooden chairs/tables and floors caused the reverberation that interfered with our conversation. Enjoyed the food but were frustrated with poor continuity of our conversation.
Just want a nice meal and conversation? Use our reviews as a resource when planning an evening out to know what your ears can expect!
Bennett Pointe Grill, Durham, NC, Sunday, December 9, 2014 – 7pm
Decibel Reading: 73 dB Sound Equivalent: Living Room Television
Conversation: Occasionally Difficult
Comments: We enjoyed the food, but conversation was occasionally difficult and required some repetitions for continuity. We were seated at a table in the middle of the dining area that contained hard floors with no upholstery or soft coverings to absorb the sound. Booths were present around the perimeter which may help reduce the noise but did not have seat cushions to absorb the noise. Separate kitchen and bar areas helped control the noise interference. A notable feature was the absence of loud background music – which helped reduce the overall noise interference. This restaurant can be a place to enjoy a meal and conversation if you choose a booth and do not sit in the center of the dining area.
60% of adults with hearing loss are MEN . . . Why do more men have hearing loss? They tend to have noisier occupations and louder hobbies than most women. You can suffer a lot of damage from loud sounds before you notice.
6 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Hearing Loss:
- Cover up. Use earplugs / earmuffs when using tools around the house (lawnmower, saws, etc.)
- Tune out. Use noise cancelling earphones so you don’t try to drown out the gym (or other stuff) by turning it up.
- Butt out. Smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of hearing loss by disruption of blood flow to the tiny vessels in the ear.
- Turn it down. Listening to an iPod for 5 minutes a day at high volume can increase your risk. If you can’t hear someone speaking at arms length – turn it down.
- Talk about your meds. Certain pain relievers and medications used for erectile dysfunction can cause hearing loss. Ask your doctor.
- Get help. If you notice a drop in your hearing, get it checked by an Audiologist. It’s important to know your baseline. Don’t let sounds fade away!