After recently seeing an ad that told people to “live life loud”, our team had a discussion about how there is a cultural belief that louder is better. However, we all know that this is misleading since excessive noise exposure is linked noise-induced hearing loss. As anyone with tinnitus or hyperacusis can attest, loud can be painful.
We talked about how there are lots of fun activities that are quieter so here are 10 ideas:
- Reading – Escapism at it’s best. I could go on for hours about how awesome reading is.
- Colouring – Adult colouring books are all the rage right now. I recently saw a Dr. Who themed book so there is something out there for everyone.
- Museums – Quiet contemplation.
- Massage – *sigh*
- A walk in the forest or whatever scenic environment you prefer. Breathe in that fresh air.
- Creative hobbies – Picking up a new hobby keeps your brain fresh and can be very relaxing. Knitting, painting, pottery, cooking or collecting comic books.
- Meditation – Quiet your mind as well as your environment.
- Meeting a friend for coffee or tea in a cozy cafe – with cake of course.
- Learn a new language such as American Sign Language
- Did we already mention reading? That is something our clients say that they do a lot more once they have significant hearing loss.