Enjoy seasonal sounds this September

The end of summer always brings a tinge of sadness, but it actually marks the beginning of a very special time of year! Here are the experiences you don’t want to miss. Plus, how to make the most of them if you’re dealing with hearing loss.

Life is there to be enjoyed to the full by everyone, no matter what. And if you’re experiencing hearing loss, it’s likely to be very manageable with the help of hearing aids, so you needn’t limit your day-to-day existence.

As September rolls around once again, there’s lots to look forward to. If you already wear hearing aids, or think you might need them, here’s how we can help you enjoy it all just that little bit more.

Calls of the wild

While most of us spend more time outdoors during summer, many exciting British animal adventures only get started in September. There’s much to see, and importantly, hear.

Jays emerge for a short time only and can be seen preparing for the winter. Their piercing call may not make for a whole afternoon of pleasant listening in isolation, but it’s definitely fascinating. Without your hearing, you’re only getting half the picture – albeit the prettier half!

More tuneful birds also start their long migration south. Get outdoors and you’re sure to see swallows, house martins and various types of warbler, often in sizable flocks. It’s the last time you’ll see or hear them for some time, so make the most of it while you can.

It’s not just birds that change their habits this time of year. Early autumn is the ideal time to listen out for the distinctive bark of the muntjac deer, which can be easily observed all over the country. If you’re lucky enough to be close to larger species, like the red deer, stags start to rut in September. Get out early and you might see – and hear! – a powerful clash of antlers.

In these quiet moments, any hearing aid in the Phonak Paradise range can make a massive difference. All options are optimised to produce clear sounds with minimal background noise, and reduce the whistling feedback common in other devices.

Returning to nature

With the best of the weather and school summer holidays behind us, many natural hotspots transform entirely in September. The beach, for example, is a very different experience. Visiting around this time, either alone or with loved ones, can be immensely tranquil. Even more so if you can hear the soft breaking of rougher seas.

Wind noise is a highly common issue, even for those with perfect hearing. Many hearing aid users would rather not wear their devices at all, than suffer a continuous ‘rush’. Thankfully, the more advanced Phonak aids – the P90 and P70 – come with advanced wind noise-reducing technology that allows you to enjoy the outdoors in peace, while picking up speech and other important sound.

Woodland walks are also a perfect pastime, and again, are best enjoyed with all your available senses. As the leaves start to dry and change colour, you can hear them rustling overhead. You might also catch the soft pitter-patter of light rain on the remaining canopy above. We can’t picture a more pleasant scene ourselves.

The live life

You can enjoy some of the last major live music experiences of the year in autumn. Whether it’s an intensive festival, or relaxed open-air concert, your enjoyment relies heavily on your hearing – so the quality of your hearing aids is vital.

In challenging environments such as this, you also need control. Through the myPhonak app, you can use your smartphone to adjust individual frequencies, like reducing bass, for example. So, you can experience a gig not just with great sound, but with your exact idea of great sound.

Of course, this September is special! It’s our first taste of ‘normal’ life in quite some time. You might be returning to the theatre with its high dynamic range, or museums where you’ll encounter very hushed tones.

Whatever you’re planning, do it with our help. We’re confident you’ll notice a real difference. View and compare the Phonak Paradise range here. If you have no diagnosed problems, but think you or a loved one could benefit from hearing aids, start with a home hearing test here. As always, you can get in touch via a message, our live chat service or by telephone.

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