Hearing is precious and fragile and we would like to help you take care of it. That is why we are proud to be supporting Hearing Awareness Week.
This week aims to eliminate the stigma, isolation, lack of work opportunities, and the associated health issues to improve the overall quality of life for people with deafness or hearing loss.
It is often described as the ‘invisible disability’. This is partly because hearing aids tend not to be obvious and also because those affected are often isolated through lack of access to communications.
As technology advances, many people with hearing loss benefit from hearing aids. Users can stream calls phones, TV and music directly to their hearing aids and there are no visible, body-worn devices necessary.
There are also many hearing apps available for download including including SoundCheck - a hearing screener and sound level meter app that allows you to measure environmental noise levels. With it you can quickly evaluate your own hearing and determine if it is within a normal range or if you have potential hearing loss.
These innovations have made a positive difference in the way people with hearing loss can communicate and enjoy their lives.
People often wait for years before they seek help for their hearing loss. They ignore the signs, which include turning the TV or stereo up so loud that others complain, frequently needing to ask others to repeat themselves and not being able to hear properly on the telephone.
The number of Australians who are deaf or hearing impaired is increasing because of long-term exposure to excessive noise - often in the workplace – accidents, the environment and the ageing of the population.
If you would like to find out more please visit Hearing Awareness.org.au. Or, if you are ready to hear better find a qualified hearing professional near you. If you would like more information on any of the above please give us a call on 1800 024 985 or contact us here.