ABOUT HEARING LOSS
Do I have hearing loss?
DO I HAVE A HEARING PROBLEM?
We tend to lose our hearing in a very slow manor which can make it hard to recognise that you have or may have a hearing impairment. Ironically, the hearing loss sufferer is usually the last one to know - family members, friends or colleagues are often the first to recognise or realise a loss is present.
There can be clear signs that your hearing is not entirely as it should be:
Television is muffled and requires a regular increase in volume
Family member complain the TV/ radio is too loud
Difficulty in following conversations especially in crowded and noisy environments such as restaurants, cafes etc.
Feel like you need to concentrate more and strain when you're listening to someone
Feel left out of conversations and miss a key part to a sentence or joke
All these are typical signs of a hearing impairment can lead to a feeling of isolation and anxiety. Don’t worry; you are not alone and you can do something about it and start to add to the quality of your life with the help of a digital hearing aid.
Many people find it hard to come to terms with the idea of wearing hearing aids, we 100% understand this. Many people leave it for the problems to infuriate before taking action BUT it is recommended to take action sooner rather than later.
The earlier you take action, the better. Even when hearing is just starting to deteriorate hearing aids can help maintain neural pathways in your brain responsible for hearing. Your brain needs time to be able to re-adjust to hearing again and the longer it's left, the longer the brain re-adjusts and in some cases, if it's been too long it may be extremely difficult to accept hearing aids - there are ways in managing this but expect a longer rehabilitation process.
Are Hearing Aids Right for Me?
'Turn down that TV', 'I've already told you', 'pardon', 'everyone mumbles these days'.
Sound familiar? Don't worry, you're not alone.
Hearing loss is a very common problem and generally goes undiagnosed for many years. The average person leaves it 7.5 years before seeking help with their hearing.
If you feel that you need help then book a FREE hearing consultation with us today.
We are based in Kent and can see you in the comfort of your own home. A consultation will simply consist of looking at your ear health in general and providing a free hearing test. With the results we will go through your current hearing levels and discuss possible options that may help you.
We always recommend you have a family member with you to help as this can help us, the audiologist understand the impact your hearing may be having on you and for those around you. Third parties tend to get overlooked when it comes to hearing loss and the impact it potentially has towards a family as a whole.