It’s great to be heading into August. But the team knows it’s not been easy for many in the community, and especially the hard of hearing.
Face masks have become commonplace during the pandemic. But while they’re good at stopping virus transmission, they’ve made it difficult for those with hearing loss to communicate.
Many people who used to lip read are now finding they may have a hearing condition, leading to worries and concerns about their future.
Everyone at the clinic is working hard to spread awareness as much as possible. But there are a few ways in which our amazing patients might be able to help, too!
What Can You Do To Help?
The best way to help your community is to start by thinking who has expressed concerns about their hearing.
Next, ask them if they’ve considered taking a comprehensive hearing assessment with a doctor of audiology. This small suggestion can have a huge impact.
For those prepared to do even more, the team at North Houston Hearing Solutions would like you to share your hearing journey with the world.
These will feature on our website and serve as a powerful message for those struggling to find the courage to treat their condition.
We really appreciate all you do and would be incredibly thankful for your input.
What’s Happening at North Houston Hearing Solutions?
The team at North Houston Hearing Solutions continues to put your safety at the forefront of everything they do.
Strict CDC and US government protocols are in place to keep you secure at the office, with extra cleaning consistently taking place between each visit.
Our patient forms are now available for you to download on the website. By filling these out prior to an appointment, you’ll spend less time waiting inside the office.
In other news, Lacey Robinson is celebrating her 10-year “workaversary” with North Houston Hearing Solutions! Everyone is so grateful for her dedicated efforts.
Top Tips for Managing New Challenges
The team at North Houston Hearing Solutions knows that the pandemic has created a range of challenges for those in the community – and especially the hard of hearing.
So they’ve come up with a list of “top tips” for how you can make your life easier.
1. A common issue is that face masks have been dislodging hearing aids. So why not download a handy “find my device” app to ensure you always know where they are?
2. As more people spend time at home, state-of-the-art TV streamers are becoming essential items. These send sounds directly to your hearing device and also avoid pesky household arguments between viewers! Ask us for more information.
3. If sounds don’t pass through your ears, it could harm your hearing. So make sure you wear your hearing aids continuously – even when you’re alone.
4. If you’re worried about interacting with people, why not take advantage of our Tele Audiology service? It’s a great way to check-in with your specialist.
If you have any worries or would like to share your tips with others, contact the office. The North Houston Hearing Solutions team would be happy to have your suggestions.
These are some of the reasons why you might be struggling to communicate with others wearing face masks…