Phonak: ‘Teen Life: My Deaf friends don’t like clubbing’

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Hi all,

The second blog I wrote for the Phonak Hearing Like Me Teen Campaign is all about my social life! This blog in particular, is about one of the most common things that older teenagers do… nightclubbing!

The photo above is some of my closest hearing friends and myself on one of our nights out! This sparked a blog idea…

‘Teen Life: My Deaf friends don’t like clubbing’

I noticed that whenever I suggested social outings to my deaf friends, that they never wanted to go nightclubbing. This blog is all about my tips and advice on how to have a great night out, even if you have a hearing loss.Nightclubbing isn’t for everyone! Perhaps, if some of my deaf friends see this blog, I hope it will encourage them to come on a night out.

Have you got any tips? Sensible ones of course! Please comment below, I’d love to hear them.

Don’t forget, I’m on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook if you’d like to connect on those channels!

Love E x

4 thoughts on “Phonak: ‘Teen Life: My Deaf friends don’t like clubbing’

  1. I am partially deaf and the biggest problem I have when I go to nightclubs is trying to talk to people. I can’t understand a word people say to me but I often get people coming up to me and trying to talk. They can’t understand what I am saying either because I have a quiet voice. So it’s frustrating especially if I am trying to meet new people. I know everyone probably struggles to talk in a nightclub but, as you know, it is particularly difficult for people with hearing loss. But if the worst comes to the worst I can often get by reasonably well by just nodding and smiling!

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  2. I’ve had my hearing aids for nearly a year now. I went from going out two/three times a week to locking myself in my bedroom and not wanting to socialise.
    Three months into changing my life, I built up the confidence to socialise again. Now my pals understand if it gets too much. And if its too loud in all honesty, I just take them out.
    They understand that I recognise older music with the bass vibrations, I lip read the lyrics, but when it comes to new music they count the beats. (As an ex dancer they know I have a fear of dancing out of time.)
    All in all, having hearing loss, a good set of pals and a thirst for life… anything is possible. I can still dance. I can still have a laugh. And I can still make them Memories I would have done if I could hear.

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    • Hi Jessy, thanks for commenting! I enjoyed reading what you had to say. I understand that living with a hearing loss can be a struggle at times and it can feel incredibly isolating.

      I’d like to say good for you, for being able to build up your confidence to socialise again! It’s not an easy thing to do, but the first step is always the hardest. I do hope you enjoy your social life more, and I’m glad your friends understand the struggles if it gets too much.

      I’m completely the same with older music! It takes that long to learn new songs, that give it a week or so, they’re old news by the time we’ve learnt it!

      Keep smiling and don’t give up! Why not follow my Facebook and Twitter channels to keep updated on my latest blogs!

      E 🙂

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