December 14, 2020

Lessons learned from 2020. Communication and Isolation.

Lockdown. Hearing and Isolation

“Man is by nature a social animal,” so said the legendary Greek philosopher, Aristotle.

It’s true of course, with the evolution of human social behaviour came the need to communicate. Like bread and water, communication is now a fundamental human need. We rely on language: being able to hear, interpret, understand and respond in order to function.

So, it stands to reason that when our ability to congregate and communicate is restricted, our physical and mental wellbeing can be adversely affected. We’ve all become acutely aware of this over the past year of course but now, with the start of 2021, hope springs eternal and we’re all planning to be social animals again!

This year’s (last year’s) lockdowns forced us all to accept some degree of isolation, possibly for the first time in our lives. For us at Hearing Healthcare Practice, it made us appreciate even more the isolation described by our clients due to their less than acute hearing. Indeed, in our work, the importance of the fundamental need to communicate with others is at the very heart of everything we do.

FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) has taken on a whole new meaning in 2021. Now we all have to contend with listening to people at a distance, through a shield or face mask or on a Zoom call, more and more individuals are realising what it can be like not to hear, and many more people are now seeking our help.

Hearing care is a vital part of healthy living – a fact that’s now supported by overwhelming research evidence that proves hearing well allows us to connect socially, thrive mentally and blossom emotionally.

Over 40 years, Hearing Healthcare Practice has become established as Harpenden and Hertfordshire’s premier community-based audiology and hearing specialist. Defiantly independent, our Practice is locally owned and managed. We’re 100% focused on delivering a hearing care service that is acknowledged, not only locally and nationwide, but internationally too.

So, we all wish you a happy, healthy and connected Christmas and New Year. And please, if you are having issues with your hearing, let lockdown’s lessons encourage you to come in see what we can do to help you reconnect with your world.