Do you like to go all out with dozens of roses, heart-shaped candy, and balloons? Or do you prefer a more low-key approach? Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest days of the year when it comes to romancing your other half. Do it right and it’ll be a day you’ll both cherish (not to mention those brownie points you’ll earn!). Creating that perfect Valentine’s Day takes planning, but if your other half has a hearing loss, it can take a little bit more thought. And that’s where we come in. Move over, Cupid. Celestial Hearing has all the tips you need to make sure your loved one with a hearing loss has a Valentine’s Day that will leave them smiling.
Here are our three top Valentine’s Day tips:
Top tip #1: Keep it to just the two of you
Double dates and group activities are great for 364 days of the year, but not for Valentine’s Day, especially if you have a hearing loss. Valentine’s Day is about taking the time to celebrate each other and the relationship you’ve built together. Having a bunch of other people around the dinner table doesn’t just detract from that, but it can also make it harder to have a conversation if one of you has a hearing loss. Background chatter and overlapping conversations are challenging for anyone with hearing issues, as they have to work that much harder to keep up. So make sure your other half can truly sit back and relax this Valentine’s Day by keeping it to just the two of you.
Top tip #2: Keep it quiet
The exclusive restaurant with the long waiting list and fancy food may sound great on paper, but in reality, it is going to be packed full of customers talking and laughing, not to mention the waitstaff bustling around. That means noise and lots of it. For anyone with a hearing loss, this is potentially one of the least romantic environments on Valentine’s Day, as they will likely struggle to hear their loved one. It’s pretty hard to be romantic and really connect when one person is struggling to make out what the other is saying. So forget heaving restaurants, pick a quieter spot to celebrate. How about a less frantic restaurant or café, or better yet, stay in and show how much you care by cooking a meal you know they’ll enjoy or ordering in from their favorite restaurant.
Top tip #3: Keep it inclusive
It’s easy to get caught up in all the pre-Valentine’s Day buzz. As friends and colleagues start talking about increasingly extravagant plans, you may find yourself trying to up your game too. But remember, not all activities are hearing loss friendly. Make sure whatever you decide to do on the day is inclusive and is equally as enjoyable for those with a hearing loss. If you don’t mind letting go of the idea of a Valentine’s Day surprise, then the best way to make sure your plans are hearing loss friendly is to ask your other half. Show you are caring and considerate by letting them know that you’re trying to see things from their point of view.
Keep these three tips in mind this Valentine’s Day and you and your loved one can focus on being in love and connecting with each other.
At Celestial Hearing, we want to make sure that connection is something you can enjoy all year round. That’s why our hearing care specialist, Paula Rogers, is on hand to provide you both with hearing tests in Las Cruces. Whether you think you have a hearing loss or not, it is important to get your hearing health checked out regularly to make sure all is well. If it isn’t, you can get the treatment you need to keep your hearing healthy for longer. So book your hearing assessment with Paula today by calling us at 575-915-1112.
Paula C. Rogers, BC-HIS is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist and has been helping people to restore and care for their hearing health for over 30 years. You’ll experience the warmth and loving care of Paula and her team who will become your hearing care partners for life at their Las Cruces Hearing Center.