You’ve seen Phoenix, but never like this. Once you experience Phoenix, Arizona the way we have, you’ll never forget it! Get your hearing aids in perfect tune, you won’t want to miss a beat. From the hiking trails that are open late at night for you nature lovers to the Arizona Science Center and the Chaos Comedy Club, get ready. With perpetual sunshine and hot weather it’s easy to sit in your resort room or sip mojitos by the pool all day long, don’t give in. Phoenix has so many wonderful things to see and hear. Get out and explore, you’ll be glad you did.
Arizona Night HikesOutdoor enthusiasts will be happy to learn that hiking never goes out of season. Bring a flashlight and plenty of water because the Phoenix preserve trails are open until 11pm. This is when the desert critters are far more active and it’s at least 20 degrees cooler after dark. For those of you not so keen on the idea of wildlife, the Maricopa county parks offer a guided hike or nighttime bike rides all summer long. Listening carefully will reveal the nocturnal world you’ve been taking for granted. Learn, exercise and bond with your family all at once and all after hours.
Arizona Science CenterIf you’re here with the kids (or grandkids), you won’t want to miss the Arizona Science Center. Kids just love to be grossed out by bodily functions. Let them get their fill at The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body. This featured exhibit will have them talking and learning for weeks after this trip. A pinball journey from the mouth through the large intestine anyone? Take notice of every time the kids tell these stories. Things are larger than life when you see them through the eyes of a child. Good thing your hearing trouble is no longer an issue. While you’re there, check out the 5-story Imax theater. Movies come to life in 3D, on a panoramic screen right in front of your eyes. Experience the childlike wonder and amazement of the world around you all over again. For more information: www.azscience.org
Chaos Comedy Club
When you can’t hear very well social gatherings become excruciating. Not only is it far more difficult to follow conversations with all the background noise but you miss out on the funniest jokes. Not anymore. You’ll have your co workers in side stitches next time you’re around the water cooler after this date night activity. Chaos Comedy club is the premier place in Phoenix for good, clean fun. The improv entertainers take audience suggestions and participation to a whole new level. When you realize just how much fun this is, you might consider taking a comedy class. You can do that here too. Book a private event for inside jokes nobody will live down.
For more information: https://chaoscomedy.com/
Great Phoenix Restaurants
A common complaint from those with a hearing loss are noisy restaurants. With the competing background noise of music, it can be very difficult to understand your friends and family while out to eat. Phoenix offers a growing number of new and delicious restaurant options. New hearing aid technology is particularly great at targeting and minimizing background noise so that you can understand the conversations happening around you. Here is a short list of some great spots near our Central Phoenix practice that you should consider for your next restaurant outing!
Joyride Taco Shop:
Joyride offer a great upbeat atmosphere with colorful decor and fun drinks. They have a variety of modern and fresh Mexican cuisines including tacos, healthy salads, burritos and even homemade horchata! The service is great and the servers are all really enthusiastic and friendly. If you are in the east valley, check out their location in Downtown Gilbert!
Phoenix, AZ 85012 Phone number(602) 274-8226 On Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/joyride-taco-house-phoenix-2
This Phoenix gem offers exquisite Mexican food by Phoenix Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza and her partner Wendy Gruber. Since 2002, Phoenicians have been raving about their house made guacamole with pomegranate seeds, Enchilada Suiza, Mole and their decadent desserts. The spot doesn't look particularly noteworthy on the inside... but the food is absolutely worth the visit.
Phoenix, AZ 85006 Phone number(602) 636-0240 www.barriocafe.com Check out their reviews on Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/barrio-café-phoenix-2?
This restaurant has an elegant yet cozy lounge feel to it where you can enjoy a full meal, or just a glass of wine and some amazing bruschetta. They even have a deal Mondays and Tuesdays after 8pm you can get a house bottle of wine and bruschetta for $20.
Phoenix, AZ 85012 Phone number(602) 274-5144 www.postinowinecafe.com On Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/postino-central-phoenix
Let’s face it, life with a hearing loss is not fun and can make you feel a bit anti-social. Now that you've treated your hearing loss with advanced digital hearing aids, it is time to experience all that Phoenix has to offer. Get those hearing aids in proper working order and enjoy all the entertainment and recreation that the beautiful city of Phoenix has to offer. Contact Dr. Dana Day at Arizona Balance & Hearing Aids at (602) 965-9000 to schedule an appointment today!