Losing your hearing isn’t a problem…losing a connection to the life you love is.
Hearing is your 24/7 life-line to the world that never takes a break. It connects your brain to the outside world, keeping it sharp and stimulated. It connects you to others: your loved ones, your friends, colleagues and strangers. Hearing loss is about loss of social connection.
Sadly, most people wait until their 60’s and 70’s to do something about their hearing loss but long before that they begin to avoid attending social activities that they previously enjoyed. They do this because they struggle to deal with the noise.
It is very hard to know how well you are actually hearing without having a hearing evaluation and it is surprisingly easy to preserve and enhance your hearing as long as you review it early enough. Even if you think you have good hearing you still need it checked especially as you enter midlife. This way a baseline can be established so that any future changes can be identified and you can take control over your health and hearing as you age.
You may think you hear well but you and the people around you might be compensating for the gradual changes that are occurring. I’ve known people in the past where everyone but them knew they were mishearing. and that is not a good position to find yourself in.
Many hearing clinics are focused on fitting devices and therefore offer a rudimentary hearing check that leads to the fitting of a hearing device which is seen as costly, annoying and a sign of old age. However, if you review your hearing early enough there are a number of steps you can take to help you preserve your hearing and perhaps even avoid the need for a hearing device in later years.
Are you living well with hearing loss? Maybe it’s time to get some sound advice.
Hearing Care Professionals has a holistic approach that covers a number of hearing care aspects, even if you already wear hearing aids.
- Detailed medical and audiological history, to discover your lifestyle needs and how, if at all, hearing is impacting on your life
- In-depth evaluation of hearing and hearing health to discover how good your hearing is, how your middle ear works, and how well you hear and understand speech not just when it’s quiet but also when it’s noisy.
- Discussion of the options available and guidance on the best choice for your needs.
- Review of hearing equipment you may be already using, to ensure that they are working optimally for you.
Our comprehensive consultation process usually results in one of the following:
- Periodic monitoring of your hearing
- Further assessment by the audiologist or your medical practitioner
- Special hearing care options that will be discussed with you (these may or may not include a hearing system)
Hearing Care Professionals are part of the new direction in hearing health care.
It’s all about living well with hearing loss.
All information is provided in the interests of Hearing Health education and is of a general nature. In all cases you should consult your doctor or other allied health professional for advice regarding your individual circumstances.