It can be challenging any time of year living with hearing loss. But the Christmas season is truly the season for our senses.
Enjoying the smell of a fresh Christmas tree, the beautiful sparkle of twinkling lights, tasting freshly baked gingerbread cookies, and feeling the warm touch of our loved ones. Every sensorial stimulus allows us to recall the Christmas spirit better. And that includes the sounds of Christmas. These sounds will help you get into the spirit!
Sometimes, the little things make this time of year so unique. The sounds of the crackling fire, the beautiful blanket of snow, bells ringing, or the ho-ho-ho from Santa. Whatever your particular Christmas sound is, we hope you’ll hear it this season.
Is there a favorite seasonal movie or series you have to watch this year? Christmas movies are a great way to dive into the holiday spirit. If your wearing hearing aids, consider a TV streamer to get sound directly through your hearing aids while watching.
The quiet sounds of snow
Although you may not live in a place with guaranteed snow or any snow, most people associate Christmas with cold, snowy weather. Assuming you are lucky enough to live in an area where Christmas is snowy. In that case, the soft, crunchy sound of footsteps, balling up a snowball, or hearing the children giggle while making snow angels will likely bring you some holiday cheer.
Seasonal music choirs and carolers
Who doesn’t enjoy Christmas music? Every adult and child alike relish the fantastic melodies only played during the holiday season. Christmas is full of sensory stimuli, and music is no exception. Christmas music can be a fond childhood memory that holds a special place in our hearts, even more so when carollers or a choir sings that music. It can add an emotional layer that no one wants to miss.
In many countries, people attend church at Christmas to listen to heavenly ensembles or the small voices of children singing classic hymns. Meanwhile, caroling is also popular in some parts of the world.
Did you know
Caroling started in the oral practice but didn’t always involve Christmas or singing. In its earliest days, wassailing involved people going house to house and giving out well wishes during the colder months.
How hearing aids help you enjoy Christmas
When you have hearing loss, you don’t want to miss out on the festive sounds of Christmas. But you also don’t want excessive noise to make your hearing experience less than jolly.
It can be tempting to leave your hearing aids at home to avoid the sometimes-noisy sounds of Christmas. The good news, today’s hearing aids can more effectively minimize background noise. Helping you focus on speech and allowing you to hear what’s happening in the direction you’re positioned. They also function to cut back on distortion. Plus, you can use these tips to make listening even more effortless.
Make a point this Christmas to wear your hearing aids and get into the holiday spirit with the sounds of the joyful season.
For more communication techniques, reach out to Salem Audiology Clinic and ask to speak with an audiologist today. We firmly believe that the best patient is an educated patient. We’re here to help you every step of the way on your hearing health journey.
Merry Christmas From Salem Audiology Clinic!