Understanding hearing loss
Hearing loss usually begins unnoticed. Even simple conversations can be very tiring for people with hearing loss. Many facets of everyday life become increasingly more difficult. Conversations with loved ones, meetings, phone calls and watching TV can be particularly challenging. In many cases, people with hearing loss will withdraw and become socially isolated. Their quality of life diminishes noticeably. Hearing loss can have many causes. But in most cases, hearing loss can be addressed successfully.
Take the first step. Make a self estimation of your hearing.
- Do people seem to be mumbling?
- Do you have to turn up the volume on the TV or radio?
- Do you find it easier to understand a man’s voice compared to a woman’s or a child’s voice?
- Do you find it difficult to hear the doorbell or the telephone ring?
- When you are in a group or in a crowded restaurant, is it difficult for you to follow the conversation?
- Do you tend to limit your social activities because it’s difficult to hear and communicate?
- Has somebody close to you mentioned that you may have a problem with your hearing?
If you have answered “Yes” to one or more of the questions, speak to a hearing care professional to have your hearing tested more thoroughly and get advice.
To do a professional hearing test, please contact your nearest hearing care professional.
Causes of hearing loss
A quick look at why you or a loved one could be experiencing hearing loss. DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Listen to your hearing. Ultimately, you can only hear what you hear. That is why the things you hear may still seem right to you, even though you may already experience a slight hearing loss. The truth is that your brain simply adjusts to the new situation and compensates for the weakened signals coming from the ears. After a while your brain literally forgets how to hear, because it does not remember the sound of words.
Ways to better hearing
How to increase your quality of life. Studies show that hearing loss affects everyday life: More than half of people questioned who do not wear a hearing aid claim that they feel somewhat lonely and experience a considerable loss in quality of life..
You’re worth it. Well-adjusted hearing aids are proven to have a positive influence on your quality of life. Wearing a hearing aid every day can bring joy back into your life, you’re worth it!.
Get a hearing aid. If you experience hearing loss, one of the first steps is the decision to try a modern hearing aid. The earlier you recognize the hearing loss and take action, the earlier you are able to recover your hearing ability and increase your quality of life.
Get professional help. Your hearing care professional will help you make the choice that is perfect for you. They will consider your hearing needs, your budget, your lifestyle and your individual hearing preferences. FIND AN EXPERT
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