Trouble hearing? It’s easier to blame noisy restaurants or workplaces, to think that “everyone mumbles”, or that your granddaughter has a very soft voice. In fact, hearing loss typically happens to us very slowly, over a long time, so it’s easy to miss. And it’s more common than you might think.
The latest available statistics show that over 10% of the Australian population reports difficulty hearing. That’s more than 2.4 million people! And as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, that number promises to increase dramatically.
Hearing loss can be caused by exposure to noise, diabetes or other factors, but most often it’s simply a result of aging.
While you can’t stop aging—yet—you can treat hearing loss. The good news is that most hearing loss is mild and treatable. There is no reason to tough it out or to be left out when you could easily be getting more out of life.
With the right hearing treatment plan and hearing aid, you’ll be able to turn up the volume on everything. You can stop asking people to repeat themselves. You can turn down the TV so the neighbours on the next block aren’t hearing it, too. With treatment, you’ll be able to stay involved in all the activities you enjoy and live life to its fullest again.
Even simple conversations can be very tiring for people with hearing loss. Following a few people talking at the same time requires intense effort. Active communication is difficult, which can quickly lead to you feeling isolated.
Hearing loss can have many causes. But in most cases, hearing loss can be addressed successfully.
- Free Hearing Screening
- Hearing Evaluations
- Hearing Aids and Accessories