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Summer Parties Are Still Fun With Hearing Loss

Summer parties are a joy! Wonderful friends, balmy weather, delicious food and the great outdoors. Social gatherings can sometimes be difficult for people with hearing loss, but barbecues are easier to navigate than most parties. The outdoor location makes it easier to hear since the buzz of conversation is not bouncing around the hard surfaces of a restaurant or other indoor space. Barbecues are also typically more casual, with a variety of seating areas and alternative spots for conversation. If the first place you choose doesn’t work, it is easy enough and quite socially acceptable to excuse yourself and find another.  Make the most of this opportunity to mix and mingle with different groups of people or enjoy a series of one-on-one conversations throughout the day.