While the holiday season is the perfect time to get together with family and friends, holiday dinners and functions can be challenging for those with hearing loss. It’s not unheard of for a person with impaired hearing to skip the festivities all together because they can be exhausting and overwhelming. Events and large dinners can be stressful for anyone, but when you have a hearing impairment, this difficulty becomes amplified, for the affected person, as well as for the host. While you may think this scenario is a recipe for disaster, luckily, it’s easier than you think to have a hearing loss friendly dinner this holiday season.
During the holidays, it is necessary to have a hearing loss friendly dinner or meal if one or more of your guests have impaired hearing and wear hearing aids. Luckily there are a few easy ways to ensure that your holiday dinner is inclusive and is comfortable for all that attend.