If you have hearing loss, an excellent way to stay engaged and continue learning is to join a club. Engaging with others provides a great sense of purpose, keeps you connected to your community; and you can share experiences and learn new ways of managing hearing loss.
With one in six Australians affected by hearing loss, you are not alone. So why not join a group in an activity that interests you, as it will improve your health, outlook and broaden your circle of friends.
It is also good to include a physical activity as this improves mental health, maintains muscle strength and flexibility, reduces the risk or impact of falls, and retains independence. You could consider activities such as walking, bowling, croquet, golf and even table tennis.
To find what is available in your area you might consider referring to the following resources:
You can even start your own club – you are only limited by your interests, for instance you could consider cooking, crafts, coffee club, book club, cards, games and knitting - there are many ways to meet people and have fun.
Additional resources are also available by way of organizations that share a calendar of events so you can join in other group activities, or they provide a platform for you to promote a club:
To find out more about your hearing health, book a free hearing test.
National Hearing Care blog is our place to explore ideas and themes of interest. For professional audiology advice, please contact your local clinic for a consultation.