Are You Exhausted by Video Calls? Hearing Loss Could be to Blame
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals have turned to FaceTime, Zoom or other video platforms to stay connected with family, friends and colleagues. For those who are hard-of-hearing, these calls can be exhausting and lead to video fatigue.
What Causes Video Fatigue?
Those with difficulty hearing often miss information in conversations and need to use context clues to fill in the gaps. Video chatting can cause an increased number of communication gaps on account of two things: background noise and poor internet connection.
While others may not notice background noises during video calls, video background noise can make it difficult to follow conversation for those with difficulty hearing because they can't filter out the unnecessary sounds.
Poor internet connection can lead to low-quality audio and video. Combine this with people who choose to leave their video off, individuals not looking at the camera when speaking and individuals wearing headsets that obstruct the view of their lips, and you end up with a very exhausting situation for people who rely heavily on non-verbal clues in conversations.
With these communication hurdles and the constant need to be intently concentrating for the full conversation to not miss anything, individuals walk away from the video conversation feeling exhausted and wiped out.
Eliminate Video Fatigue with Customized Hearing Help
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the above challenges, Boys Town Audiology is here to help. Certified audiologists have access to a wide range of manufacturers a nd hearing assistive devices to find the best solution for each individual patient.