Here in Tucson, Arizona, we are lucky to have the Tucson Regional Ballet. If you have been thinking about catching a performance, either because you know a performer or just love ballet, you should make sure your hearing aids are in good working order or your show may be spoiled.
The Tucson Regional Ballet Engages Your Sight And Hearing
Founded in 1983, the Tucson Regional Ballet has been dedicated to bringing the beauty of ballet to people without the high prices of other ballet companies. Along with their regular low prices, the Tucson Regional Ballet offers school shows for chaperones to come with students and even brings their performances to local nursing homes and senior centers for free.
To catch their December production of “A Southwest Nutcracker,” featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, check out their website and the map below for their location.
How Hearing Loss Affects Ballet Performance Enjoyment
Not only does the Tucson Regional Ballet engage your eyes in a visual feast of acrobatic skill, but the stories they tell with their dancing are conveyed by the sweeping orchestral music. However, if you are struggling with hearing loss, you may miss out on some of the experience of attending a live ballet performance.
Hearing loss often affects the high-frequency range, leaving an individual with hearing loss straining to hear. This loss would be particularly noticeable during poignant moments where only violins or flutes play to indicate the feelings of the dancer. Without the audible clues, it is easy to lose track of the story being conveyed.
Ways To Prepare For A Ballet Show
To avoid missing out on any moment of the ballet, come by the Heroes of Hearing office. Our hearing instrument specialist can help you prepare for the performance in several ways:
- Hearing aid repair – Hearing aids should be professionally cleaned every 3 months. This cleaning allows our hearing instrument specialist to check for any damage that may be impairing your hearing and help you extend the longevity of your hearing aids.
- Hearing test – Sometimes your hearing aids are no longer powerful enough to provide you with the level of hearing to match your hearing loss. Our hearing specialist can give you a hearing test to evaluate if your hearing aids are right for you.
- Earwax removal – Some models of hearing aid are more prone to causing earwax buildup, which can impact your ability to hear. You can have that earwax safely removed by our hearing specialist.
To make an appointment to have your hearing taken care of by our hearing specialist, contact us today.