Life Style Comparison

The Right Treatment Plan to Suit Your Listening Lifestyle

As you reclaim your life and overcome hearing impairments, you’ll need to keep your lifestyle in mind. In fact, hearing is more about just hearing sounds; it’s about listening, which is very different. Hearing is the experience of sensing all the noises in an environment, whereas listening is a more conscious effort to focus on one sound amidst the cacophony of sounds in any given location.

Let’s look at some of the different listening lifestyles.


Frequent Background Nose

Describes people who want the best hearing in all situations, who want the flexibility to hear well in noisy environments to quiet conversation.

  • Family Gatherings
  • Social Events — cards, bingo, etc.
  • Diverse Restaurants & Large Dining Rooms
  • Travel and Airports
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Religious services and Activities
  • Television, Theater and Movies
  • Outdoor Activities


Daily Background Noise

Describes those with less demanding listening requirements, who still need regular help in noisy environments and groups of people.

  • Smaller groups
  • Quieter Restaurants
  • Religious Services
  • Television
  • Driving


Occasional Background Noise

Defines people with less quieter life; less social interactions, rarely in background noise.

  • Smaller religious Services
  • Very Small Groups
  • Very Quiet Restaurants


Minimal Background Noise

Refers to those with basic hearing needs, very infrequently in places with background noise.

  • Quiet, one-on-one conversations
  • Alarms
  • Door Bell
  • Phone Ringing

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