Hone Your Hearing With Audiobooks
Ready to start a new chapter in your hearing health story? Audiobooks can change the whole narrative for the better, as listening to your favorite titles is a fun way to help sharpen your hearing skills.
Audiobooks exercise the parts of your brain that interpret sound, giving them a mental workout and making them stronger. Over time, your hearing comprehension levels will increase, both while you’re listening to audiobooks and in your daily life. Sounds like a happy ending to us!
Getting Started Is Easy
The first step is to select an audiobook you know you’ll enjoy. For some people, that means listening to a book they’ve already read and loved. Your local library may even have audiobooks you can download for free.
Since lower pitches are easier to hear, you’ll want to choose an audiobook narrated by a male voice. However, as you build your hearing expertise, you eventually can switch to listening to narrators with higher-pitched voices—or even accents.
Experiment with playing your audiobook at a slower speed at first to help with comprehension, then work your way up to a normal speed. You can also rewind and relisten as needed. Taking notes is another trick you can use to make your brain pay close attention to the plot. If you’re more of a multitasker, try listening to audiobooks while you’re doing chores at home. Above all, remember to go at your own pace—and pat yourself on the back for all your hard work!
Stream the Story Straight to Your Hearing Aids
If you wear hearing aids with Bluetooth® technology, you can stream audiobooks directly from devices like your smartphone and eliminate the need for headphones.
Don’t have hearing aids with Bluetooth capability? Contact our team to discuss whether hearing aids with this state-of-the-art technology are right for you. Request an appointment today!