As the holiday season approaches, there’s no denying it’s about to get busy for many of us (ho, ho, ho, that’s an understatement, right?).
The preparations can be as eventful as the big days themselves—everything from planning the perfect menus to scrambling for gifts for everyone on our lists. We plan ahead not only to ensure things run smoothly, but also so we can squeeze in quality time with the people we care about.
Better hearing plays an important part in the holiday season, whether we’re out tackling our holiday to-do lists or trying to hold conversations at festive gatherings. That’s why there is no better time than right now—before the jingle-bell bustle—to get our hearing tested and begin treating any hearing loss we may have.
Let’s talk about some of the biggest benefits of better hearing during the holidays. (And any other day, for that matter.)
Better hearing is key to connecting with loved ones
For many, the holidays are the biggest time of the year for reconnecting with close friends and loved ones. And those “catch-up” conversations undoubtedly contribute to making seasonal events both enjoyable and memorable.
What fun it is to hear about your favorite tween’s latest graphic novel heroes. Or to take in every new word said by the little one who’s not so little anymore.
But wait, there’s even more to hear: News of new jobs and fresh neighborhood buzz. Meeting never-before-seen significant others, Gary the dog, Gary the dog’s tennis ball, and what on earth did they put in this appetizer? Yum!
Nobody should have to miss out on the stories, the laughter, and really, the gift of being together again under one roof—because of hearing loss.
Hearing well lets you enjoy the sounds of the season
It’s always a welcomed reminder to step back and appreciate the “little things” in life—and these include the many sounds of the holiday season. Like ourselves and our loved ones, together they bring every moment to life.
Think of all the “joyful noise” you delight in during the holiday season, whether you realize it or not:
Traditional songs and music. Special worship services. The chatter of reunited family and friends throughout your home. Classic holiday movies. A crackling fireplace. The toasts. The unwrapping of presents (riiiiiiiip!) and the oohs, ahhs, and squeals that go with it.
Or you may simply enjoy the sound of peace—like a cat purring, or whatever says “quiet” to you—after everyone has gone home, and you’re basking in the smile of a gathering well done (amidst the numerous dings of “thank you” text messages, of course).
So many sounds, just one holiday season. And with better hearing through Genesis AI, our latest hearing aids, you’ll always have a front-row seat.
But in the meantime, there’s one more thing to remember as you’re gearing up for the holiday season:
Preparing for the holidays is easier with better hearing
Better hearing can make all your holiday preparations run more efficiently and safely.
When you’re out and about during this bustling time (and everyone else is, too), the ability to hear is a big help in keeping you cognizant of traffic noise and car horns. Fewer accidents on the road or in crowded parking lots make for a much happier holiday season, indeed.
Moreover, being able to hear and communicate with store employees can assist in getting questions answered, finding the gifts that you need, and having you out of that jam-packed mall faster than you can say “season’s greetings.”
Better hearing is helpful at home, too. Whether you’re preparing to go out or having people over, it’s definitely better to be aware of the oven timer, the doorbell ringing, or the buzz of the clothes dryer indicating your party outfit is ready to turn heads.
Happier holidays await—get your hearing tested today
So, if you think you may have hearing loss and are ready to do something about it: Add an appointment to have your hearing tested by a licensed hearing care professional to your holiday to-do list.
Simply type your zip code in here to generate a list of local providers who will be happy to walk you through your options.
You deserve to enjoy the most wonderful time to hear, and every year that follows. And better hearing is the greatest gift you could give to yourself—and ultimately, to the people you care about.