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With Valentine’s Day back around, you can enjoy showing your loved ones just how much you appreciate them.
There are many wonderful ways of celebrating Valentine’s Day with hearing loss.
Cooking a romantic dinner at home
If you want to spend some quality time with your partner and enjoy an active conversation, staying home may be the right way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Restaurants are usually packed on Valentine’s, which can mean a lot of distracting ambient noise if you go out to eat. Making a special meal at home can be a fantastic hearing loss-friendly alternative!
Going out on an accessible date
Since Valentine’s Day falls during the cold winter months, think about going on a fun winter date!
If the two of you tend to prefer indoor activities, escape the cold by planning a visit to a hearing loss-friendly museum near you or check your local theater listings for captioned movie options!
Having a silent movie night
If you’re looking for an alternative to a traditional movie, watching a silent movie is a great way to spend Valentine’s night. You won’t have to focus on reading subtitles — just enjoying the film and spending time with your partner.
Exchanging favourite flowers or plants
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about roses (unless they are a favourite)! Show how well you know your significant other by bringing their favourite flower or plant to brighten their space.
Plants and flowers are all about the sensory experiences of sight and scent, so they’re lovely gifts for people of any hearing level.
Making dessert together
Whether you go out to dinner, order in, or cook at home, make sure to follow it up with a delicious, sweet treat!
Chocoholics might love a decadent molten chocolate cake, or a healthier option with black bean brownies. Dipping your own chocolate-covered fruits is another classic Valentine’s option (try strawberries and pineapple).
Sharing what makes you feel loved
The holiday of love is a great time to have a conversation about the things that really matter to the two of you.
Maybe you love how your partner patiently takes the time to communicate in a way that works for you, through your hearing loss. Or they’re always looking for little things they can do for you and ways to surprise you. Let them know that you notice and appreciate the ways they love you!