Being HoH can feel extremely stressful in noisy situations which a hearing person might not find as difficult to hear, particularly group conversations or pubs. It can difficult for instance when you grasp what people are talking about and want to say something or contribute to the conversation. I found waiting for the pause in the conversation and speaking up a good way to take part and be heard. Sometimes it can feel everyone is talking amongst themselves and you feel completely alone despite being present. Having the patience to focus and listen is a one method I found that can help. No matter how stressful or alone you can feel, just taking that second longer to wait and listen can make the difference. It might of quieted down enough and become clear to a point you can hear a conversation taking place. How do you cope in noisy situations like this?