Baseball. It’s always been America’s favorite past time. Can you imagine trying to enjoy a game when you can hardly hear it? It might be bearable, but certainly not the experience you’re looking for. The food, singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”, cheering on your favorite players, trying to catch a foul ball. It’s all about the experience, isn’t it? It’s much easier to experience baseball as a whole when you can hear it, too.
Baseball season is among us, and we want you to enjoy every bit of it. Here are three ways to make sure your next baseball game is all the fun you’re hoping for:
Bring some earplugs.
You might be surprised with how loud a baseball game can get. With the loudspeakers and the crowd, the sound could be more damaging than you might expect.
Any sound louder than 85 decibels can cause hearing loss. That baseball game? It could easily exceed that! A normal conversation is around 60 decibels, so if you’re having a hard time hearing the person next to you, it’s probably too loud.
Earplugs are a great tool used to protect your hearing. They can even be specially molded to fit your ears so they can efficiently and effectively filter noise. Keep a pair in your car or purse, and you’ll always have the hearing protection you need.
Bring someone with you.
Baseball is not just a game. It’s a whole experience. Sharing it with someone else is part of the fun!
But, hearing loss can make it harder to enjoy things. You might struggle to keep up with what’s going on around you. You could miss an important play or even feel like you can’t enjoy the entertainment because you can’t hear it.
So, bring someone with you! If you miss something, don’t be afraid to ask what’s going on. If you aren’t sure if you heard something right, ask whoever you’re with to repeat it. Another set of ears could be just what you need to make it worthwhile.
Let’s say you get to the game late. Your tickets are general admission, so you’re trying to find a good spot that will allow you to see and hear the game the way you want to. But all that’s left are seats next to the giant speakers, or seats too far from all the important action.
Before the day of the big game, plan ahead! Purchase tickets for the seats you want or get there early if you can’t reserve the spot you would like. Pay attention to your surroundings. You know what will keep you from hearing the game, so plan to steer clear of overpowering loudspeakers or seats that are too far away to hear any of the action.
Planning ahead could save you the frustration of being unable to hear the game and have fun.
Next time you’re planning your trip to a baseball game, use these helpful tips to make sure you can experience baseball how it was meant to! You deserve to enjoy the game even if you have hearing loss.
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