Conversations are important to developing friendships and deepening ties with family members. During the holiday season we can find ourselves more frequently conversing around the dinner table with friends and family. Did you know that an important part of good conversation is listening? From researchers featured on Psychology Today to the hosts of NPR’s Dinner Party Download, listening is one of the most important tips for creating good conversations.
Answer this: have you ever been so busy trying to figure out what you were going to say that you didn’t hear what was said by your conversation partner? Being a good listener shows you are not just interested in the topic at hand but in the person and their thoughts and feelings on the matter. This applies universally whether you have hearing loss or not.
If you do have hearing loss, here are several considerations for improving your listening skills:
Contact our hearing center if you have questions about how your hearing aids can help you be a better listener.