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Hearing Loss

Actually, this is an interesting question. Most people tend to think that only older people suffer hearing loss. While many older people do suffer hearing loss, it is a myth to think that only older people suffer this. Young people also have problems with hearing loss. In the UK, more than 40% of the 11 million people with hearing loss had it before they turned 50. So, it can begin at any stage or age in life. Constant exposure to noisy environments such as night clubs, or even concerts, or to really loud music via headphones, can gradually lead to hearing loss.

Yes, it is possible to have hearing loss and not be aware of it. The brain has an incredible capacity to adapt, and you might have gradually learned to cope with diminished hearing by tweaking your environment. Little things such as turning up the volume on the TV. Because hearing loss can occur over time, you might not be aware. However, your friends and family would probably have no-ticed. If you have received a few complaints, it might be a good idea to go for a hearing loss test just to be sure.

It all begins in the brain, and that’s because both the ears and the brain are connected. The brain makes use of neuro pathways to take messages from the ear to the brain. As such, if our hearing is affected, the brain works harder. This extra work might put a strain on the brain leading to tired-ness. With a loss of hearing, the pathways are more or less abandoned, which leads to the gradual diminishing of other brain functions such as speech and memory.

Again, hearing loss usually makes people decide to keep to themselves since they are having a hard time following the conversation. The result is isolation and depression, which can lead to oth-er diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

You might be going through hearing loss if you notice that you have to concentrate extra during conversations, or it feels as though those around you are not speaking clearly. Also, if you need to listen to the TV or music at a high volume, which others might find uncomfortable, or you often ask people to repeat what they said, then you should get tested for hearing loss.

It isn’t always easy to talk to someone about hearing loss. This is because it could be a sensitive matter, and most people tend to deny that they have any problem with their hearing. Empathy should be at the center of any conversation you have and focus more on the benefits and positive outcomes. Don’t just rush into speaking about hearing loss, but take the time to plan your words and what you plan to say.

It is easy to believe that treatment should be reserved for those with severe hearing loss. But, mild hearing loss can also cause a disruption in the quality of your lifestyle. If you are reluctant to seek treatment because you feel self-conscious about wearing a device, you will be glad to know that there are innovative and stylish hearing devices that are small and discreet. Visit an expert audiol-ogist to find the hearing aid that best suits your lifestyle needs.

It is easy to believe that treatment should be reserved for those with severe hearing loss. But, mild hearing loss can also cause a disruption in the quality of your lifestyle. If you are reluctant to seek treatment because you feel self-conscious about wearing a device, you will be glad to know that there are innovative and stylish hearing devices that are small and discreet. Visit an expert audiol-ogist to find the hearing aid that best suits your lifestyle needs.

Hearing Test

A hearing test is an evaluation of your hearing to find out how sensitive your sense of hearing is. This test is usually carried out by an audiologist who uses a tool known as an audiometer. There are other tests as well, but the audiometer test is the most common.

A hearing test usually lasts for 20 minutes, although it can last for much longer. Basically, the length of your hearing test will depend on your unique needs. Our Audiologists will patiently work with you to figure out the best possible care for you.

When you go for a hearing test with one of our audiologists, you can rest assured that you are in the hands of an experienced professional who has spent years helping people live a fuller life by improving their hearing. Our audiologists are friendly and compassionate.

After that, they will ask you for your medical and personal history, specifically anything that is rele-vant to your hearing. Then they will do their best to find out how you hear in different circum-stances. Be open with your audiologist and help them to understand your nightclub.

The next step is to examine your eardrums to determine their health. They will try different fre-quencies so they can find out about the level you hear. Afterward, they will talk about the results and create a hearing plan with you.

The recommended period is once every two years. However, if you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves or you are struggling to follow conversations, then you should go for a test.

This is not strictly necessary, but we think it’s a good idea to have someone with you as it will help you relax during the test. It also means that there’s someone else who will listen to the relevant information and help you come to an informed definition. Again, if you decide to go for a hearing aid, you can get direct feedback that will be useful in helping you come to a decision.

Hearing Aids

It is hard to know if you’ll need a hearing aid, at least not until we have tested you. Once that hap-pens, we will talk with you about the available options and give you the support and information needed to make an informed choice.

Hearing aids come in several different styles, fittings, and designs. Whilst some hearing aids fit snugly at the back of your ear, there are hearing aids that are small and discreet. Some hearing aids are outfitted with special technological features. You can choose from invisible hearing aids to smart hearing aids with connectivity. Whichever you choose will reflect your personal style and lifestyle needs, and our friendly audiologists will be with you at every step of your journey to find the perfect hearing aid.

Naturally, the cost of your hearing aid depends on the one you choose. Several things, such as the make and model, the functionality, and the extra expenses, will also influence the choice you make.

Absolutely not. We carry the latest in hearing aid technology. Each piece is technologically ad-vanced and designed to provide a lighter, more stylish, and easier to use a hearing aid. You can even choose from invisible hearing aids, that is invisible in canal hearing aids, to completely in canal (CIC) aids which are small and easy to follow.

No, absolutely not. New generation hearing aids are designed to sit discreetly behind the ear and will not interfere with your glasses in any way.

Ear Care

It is not advisable to use cotton buds to remove ear wax as it could push the wax further into the ears and result in damage to the eardrums. This could eventually lead to hearing loss. Instead, visit a professional hearing care specialist to remove the wax in your ear.

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