Frustrated by trying to hear conversations in noisy places?

Humans are social beings, hard-wired to connect with other people. Hearing is our basic way of relating to others - by listening & talking effectively, relationships develop and our personality & identity shine through not only with family and friends but also at work.

But sometimes conditions are so noisy it can be hard to hear easily, meaning that you:

  • have to concentrate harder just to hear;

  • can't think on your feet as quickly;

  • can't remember things so well;

  • feel tired and frustrated more quickly;

  • begin to feel you are 'losing your edge'.

 

This happens because your brain is working overtime to separate out your preferred conversation from the background noise. This means you can't take part fully in the discussion: you miss vital nuggets, get the wrong end of the stick, or fail to follow up on an opportunity. It's frustrating for you, and for the people around you.

 

Good news! These issues are easy to overcome

simply by learning how to use your hearing more smartly.

The benefits are immediate, and profound. 

Information gaps & mistakes

Noisy places or poor acoustics create problems. Without effective strategies, you miss vital information, make mistakes, misunderstand things. You stop enjoying social gatherings and have less chance to contribute effectively to conversations - both with friends & family, and at work. 

Hearing conversations fully means contentment - and good decisions made on complete and accurate information

Memory problems

Working harder just to hear uses vastly more processing power in the brain than hearing in quiet, leaving less available to transfer information into short-term memory. So even if you hear the right thing at the time you are less able to recall it. 

Hearing easily means you can recall all the information you need 

Fatigue & frustration

Blocking out distracting background noise is frustrating and exhausting, leaving you irritable and drained. Energy used just hearing means less energy for other tasks. Fatigue sets in earlier and earlier, and soon you come to dread situations and company you used to enjoy. 

Learning how to focus your hearing in noisy environments releases energy for other activities

So, why does your hearing matter so much?

Losing the lead

We all have a unique conversational style, a mix of our personality and our role at home and in work; over the years we learn how to communicate effectively in different situations. But if you are now struggling to hear well in noise, you're likely to have developed some unhelpful tactics that affect your ability to lead the conversation to get the result you want. 

Adapting your personal communication style for noise will restore your conversational power

Performance and productivity decline

If you're starting to find conversation in noisy places difficult, at work you may start to lose confidence in yourself and others may start to leave you out. You are as capable as ever of processing and analysing information, but your contributions and decisions risk becoming less relevant and effective.

Simply changing the way you use your hearing can resolve the issue before it becomes a major problem

Problems at work - everybody loses

If you're missing opportunities, feeling sidelined and increasingly tired at the end of the day, and beginning to dread situations that previously energised you, the scene is set for a downward spiral. If you're accustomed to being on top of your game at work, this is not comfortable and can lead to gradual withdrawal and sometimes premature exit from the business.

 

For you, this is a waste of of your skills, talents and potential, and your income will be affected. For a large company, your valuable expertise and experience is lost, not to mention the significant HR costs of replacing you. For a small business, it could spell the end of the dream.

The cause of these problems - hearing in noise - is easily remedied, leaving your career back on track and ensuring the business retains your skills and experience. 

Hearing Partners CIC can help you have more effective and satisfying conversations 

Learn how to enhance your personal hearing strategies, modify your surroundings, and take advantage of today's cutting-edge technologies.

Hearing Partners CIC can make sure you - and your family or work team - get the most out of your discussions and conversations. The Training Programme can be delivered face-to-face or online to individuals and small groups, and is supported by a dedicated app.
 
To get started, just sign up - it's completely free!
 


 
 
 
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