Trouble Hearing with Face Masks? Easy Solution Here

Trouble Hearing with Face Masks? Easy Solution Here

Trouble Hearing with Face Masks

You know, it was hard enough losing my hearing, then this on top of it, this! Mm hm. I see. Yeah, I know. It’s frustrating, but we gotta keep wearing masks! So, tell me. What was it that happened? – I just tried to order at my favourite food truck and couldn’t understand the clerk at all.

It was so frustrating and embarrassing. I just gave up and left. I need your advice on how to deal with communication with these things. Ahhh. Mmhmm. Sure, sure- communication with the masks is seriously challenging.

But we do have to keep living our lives. – You know, buying groceries is hard enough, I can’t imagine a doctor’s appointment! Just the thought of trying to talk to my doctor through masks makes me shake.

You know, I’m anxious and upset all the time about communication. Oh yeah, I feel ya. – Wherever I go, I’m afraid of someone in a mask trying to talk with me. It doesn’t bother you? Not really.

My hearing sister told me that everyone has trouble understanding each other with masks these days. So I don’t let it bother me. If someone out there talks to me, I just point to my ear and shrug. There’s nothing I can do.

I save my energy for things like going to the post office or the doctor. I try not to sweat the small stuff. – You know, I get upset about pretty much everything equally. It doesn’t matter if it’s big or little.

Saving your energy

What do you mean by “saving your energy?” I save my energy by deciding ahead of time how important something is. I can’t waste my energy worrying about small things. Imagine a scale of one to ten.

Going to a store is about one. Not a big deal. If I mess up communication in a store, it’s not the end of the world. Going to a medical appointment is important. It feels more like a nine so I plan ahead more.

– Oh that’s interesting- a scale of importance. So how do you plan ahead for a medical appointment? Yeah, okay, for example, I had an emergency dental appointment and asked my dentist to use a clear face mask and he did.

That really helped. I usually use interpreters, but when you go to your doctor, you can ask them to wear a clear mask, and in your case I suggest requesting C-Print, or CART so you can follow the conversation.

– C-Print or CART? What’s that? C-Print or CART, Yeah – It’s a professional who listens and types out the conversation so that you can read it and understand what everyone is saying. – You, know I can’t imagine asking my doctor to do that.

I don’t like asking people to go out of their way for me to do something special. Yes, I get that, but with Covid everything is different. We need to be more assertive about requesting modifications for accessibility.

Communicate

Besides, it’s your right to do so. You can always bring a pen and paper as a backup, and communicate that way. But that’s so tedious! And my doctor is so busy. Yeah, I know, but it’s critical for you to understand what’s going on.

You should also have a speech-to-text app on your phone and ready to use. I’ll send you a link. It’s important to have a plan before you go. You could use that as a back-up communication plan with the doctor as well.

– Good idea- And I will try my best not to sweat the small stuff. AND yeah I can plan ahead before important appointments. And yeah I think you’re right, that scale of importance from 1 to 10 will be helpful! Great- Good luck! Thank you so much for the advice, Angela, you’re a pro! Oh, I’ve had a lifetime of practice! Bye! Thanks! – Bye, Ted! (Car traffic sounds) (Muffled and indistinct voice) – Are you closed now? (Muffled and indistinct voice) – You know, I can’t hear you very well.

Trouble Hearing With Face Masks

Do you mind writing it down for me? I’ve got a pad. Oh yeah, I can wait, no problem. Thanks. (muffled) Hello! Glad to see you’re back! What can I get for you? – Trouble Hearing With Face Masks. Do you mind turning the music down? (muffled) Sure! Can you please say that again? (muffled) What can I get for you? Oh that’s cool! I’d like the Falafel Plate, please.

(muffled) What side dish would you like with that? Oh yeah, I’ll take the carrots. You bet! – Thank you! (mufffled) Thank you! Do I need a lab order for the bloodwork? (muffled) No I’ll send the request over right now and you can stop by the lab on your way out.

You just need to take a right when you leave our office and the lab is across the hall on the left. -Okay, A right then a left. I got it. (muffled) Any more questions? No it was all clear. Thanks for trying out this remote CART thing.

I hope it wasn’t a problem for you. (muffled) Not at all! Quite the opposite. I thought it made our communication go really smoothly! Yeah- you have no idea! (they both chuckle) (drum music)

Are you having trouble hearing with face masks?

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Relationship Between Healthy Hearing and Healthy Brain

Relationship Between Healthy Hearing and Healthy Brain

Relationship Between Healthy Hearing and Healthy Brain

Hearing loss is the third most common health condition facing adults today. Despite being a potentially debilitating health issue, many people delay seeking treatment out of denial, fear, or embarrassment.

Untreated hearing loss has been linked to a number of other health problems, both physical and psychological including cognitive decline, anxiety, depression, and increased risk of falls. People with hearing loss often have difficulty following day-to-day conversations and may begin to withdraw from social activities and spending time with friends and family.

What can you do? Get your hearing checked. Hearing loss is very common in older individuals and because of its link to depression, it is critically important to take steps to address it. Reach out to a hearing care specialist such as an audiologist to get your hearing tested.

Hearing at its best

Do what is needed to keep your hearing at its best. Stay active. Get out and move. Plan regular walks with a friend. Visit a community pool. Moving around is a great way to help blood flow to your brain which will help your mood.

Talk to people. Stay social. Plan events with friends and family. Do what it takes to stay in touch with the people you love. It can feel like hearing loss gets in the way of living life to its fullest.

In addition to hearing aids, there are tools such as a captioned telephone that can make it easier to stay connected. Visit an audiologist and take the first step towards better hearing and healthy living.

We provide a higher standard of hearing today for a healthier tomorrow.

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When Was the Last Time You Had Your Hearing Checked?

Last Time You Had Your Hearing Checked

Last Time You Had Your Hearing Checked

Hello, how are you today? That’s good I’m Dr Noa Nice to meet you. So today you came here for a hearing test Okay good so do you have any symptoms? okay okay so you are losing the… okay you can’t hear sounds especially in the morning, right? okay Perfect so I’m going to check your ears, it’s pretty simple so don’t worry you’ll be very good in no time.

Let’s start then Okay so first I’m going to put on my gloves, give me just a moment So the first thing I’m going to do is to check your ears with my lantern I have two of them so first I’m going to check like outside your ears with this and then I’m going to check with this inside your ears, okay? So please look at me.

..good stay still. Very good job and let me check here with the lantern good job Okay everything looks good, so the other ear here Good. Okay it doesn’t look that you have anything wrong, or redness, anything like that so I’m going to checking your ear but inside, okay? Good let’s start Okay so.

Good job

Okay, now the other ear Good job Okay so you have a little bit of inflammation on your left ear it’s a little bit red too so I need to know if this is just something like allergic that will remain after a few days or if you are losing your hearing ability, okay? So I’m going to do another exam Okay so I’m going to snap my fingers near your ears and I need you to close your eyes and tell me if you hear it on the right or left ear, okay? Good.

Are you ready? perfect so close your eyes please. Very good good good job good perfect amazing job good very good Very good job, now you can open your eyes So with loud noises you are okay let’s try with more little noises Okay, so I’m going to tell you some numbers ear to ear, okay? close your eyes and let me know in which one did you hear it, okay? Very good, close your eyes then.

Good Good. What was the number? very good 4 good and the number is good job 9 good…very good 33 good job 5 good job 6 10 Okay you have a little bit of trouble there it’s okay 14 Good job 16 good 1 Perfect you can open your eyes now good job Good.

Okay so the next one is to check if you can hear this Good. So close your eyes please, good job good very good very good perfect very good job good job Open your eyes please. Okay looks like everything it’s really good I’m almost sure that this is just an allergic reaction so don’t worry 🙂 So for the last exam I’m going to use these headphones and first I’m going to whisper some words and I need you to tell me what did you hear, okay? Great so here, stay still good Very good.

Muffled sound

Okay so can you hear me like amuffled sound, right? Good so let’s start first cat bird very good good job princess good flowers light good perfect Good job, very good job! Great So the next thing: I’m going to turn on the machine that sends some noises to this headphones So I need you to tell me if you hear the noise, and two, in which of your ears, okay? Good, so here okay it’s working so let me know Good job Okay the last one now.

So this could be a little bit more difficult but don’t worry Good, very good job Let me just take this good Okay perfect, so I confirmed that it’s just an allergic reaction, so you will need first a cleaning, okay? I need you to go to clean your ears because you have a little bit of wax it’s not too bad but you need to clean it and after that I need you to apply some cream I’m going to give you for free, okay? very good.

So, we are done and you can tell the nurse that you need a free cream for you 🙂 very good job okay so see you next time Very good, so, see you next time! Please take care. Bye bye! thanks for watching don’t forget to subscribe for more videos like this and if you still can’t sleep please check out these videos.

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