The holiday season is officially upon us, and all the joyous festivities and family gatherings that come with it! But if you are suffering from hearing loss, big family get-togethers can present a unique set of obstacles. It isn’t always obvious to others you’re experiencing, and it can be easy to misinterpret hearing challenges as frustration, anger, or withdrawal.
Do you work in a noisy place, use headphones regularly, or visit places with loud music? There are many ways to make listening safe, and with over a billion young people at risk of avoidable hearing loss due to recreational sounds (Airpods, earbuds, concerts, loud music, bars), hearing loss is a real concern for people of all ages. 1 in 2 young people are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening.