We hear you! A small improvement to your hearing can make a huge difference to your quality of life.
The modern metro life is full of activity; cafes, shops, public transport and office life. Our lives are so busy that we often forget many of the things we take for granted – like our hearing!
Hearing is a vital link to the world around us. It helps us to talk to our friends, family and connect with our community. We’re all social beings and research shows us that good hearing is linked to our happiness.
Yet all too often we see patients coming to us with advanced hearing problems that they’ve suffered for many months and sometimes years. The problem is that it’s easy to adapt to a gradual loss of hearing and lose track of how the loss is impacting your life.
So if your family and friends mention you’re not hearing well on a regular basis, it might be time to listen.
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A hearing impairment will affect one in every six people. It can occur at any age, but becomes more prominent with age. As many as half the people over the age of 60 experience some form of hearing impairment and up to 75% of people who are over 70 years.
Hearing loss in most cases occurs gradually over a period of time. People often try to ignore the signs of hearing loss or adapt their lifestyle to accommodate the changes.
Here are some signs to watch for that can indicate you or your loved one has a hearing loss:
- Constantly think that people are mumbling
- Can’t hear the car indicator
- Family and friends telling you the TV is too loud
- Difficulty hearing friends or family on the telephone
- Difficulty focusing on the flow of conversations which often leads to not understanding what people are saying and confusion
- No longer enjoying socialising or eating out at restaurants because they’re too noisy
It’s a good idea to come and have a hearing test if two or more of the scenarios apply to you or someone you care about. Make every day count.