Trouble hearing at restaurants?

Trouble hearing at restaurants?

Trouble hearing at restaurants?

After having a lovely dinner out with your family and friends, ideally, you would want to leave the restaurant feeling satisfied with joy, laughter and a full stomach. But many of us often leave the gathering feeling drained with a sore throat.
So here are my tips to help you hear better at restaurants:

1. Restaurant research – it is important to do research on the restaurant that you are going to, or planning to book. Give the diner a call to enquire if it is possible to be situated in a quiet spot for your group, and to ask if they have any noise absorbing panels. Furthermore, there are restaurant review pages online that can give a rating on the noise levels. The review pages generally have images of the restaurants so we recommend that you look for soft furnishings i.e. cushions, paintings, carpet and curtains, which all help to reduce the noise levels inside.

2. Seating – it is wise to sit yourself facing towards the wall, instead of having your back against the wall. This gives you the opportunity to ignore the whole restaurant behind you to reduce distractions; but most importantly, it allows you to just focus on the people most important to you.

3. Lighting – adequate lighting is just as important as it allows you to lip-read. Lip-reading, also knows as speech-reading, can help a person understand what is being said by looking at the other person’s facial expressions and gestures. This give the brain a second opportunity to catch some words that you may not have heard initially, and therefore helps you to participate better in conversations.

However, if you feel that these techniques have not worked for you or if you have noticed that your hearing levels are not what they used to be, then please do not hesitate to give us a call and book an appointment. We can provide a comprehensive hearing assessment and advise on how to assist you further.

At Stay Tuned Hearing, we provide a 30 day free hearing aid trial, with no obligations and at no cost to you. It will provide you with the peace of mind and understanding of what to expect. There are no sales targets and no commissions involved at Stay Tuned Hearing, just great service for you. Call us on 9708 8626 for an appointment today.