Noticing the signs of hearing loss.
Hearing loss is not unusual. Research confirms that hearing problems are very common, particularly among people over 60 years of age. Over a third of the population is suffering from some form of hearing loss — that’s more than 3.5 million people in Australia!
For most people, finding it a bit harder to hear is just a sign of getting older. The good news is that there is a solution.
Just as we get our eyes and teeth checked regularly, taking good care of our hearing is also important.
A qualified Hearing Care Clinician can determine the type and degree of hearing loss. They can also help you understand the impacts of untreated hearing loss on your daily activities. Quite often, hearing loss occurs gradually, and the symptoms are often difficult to recognise.
Early signs that may indicate you have some hearing loss
- say 'what' or 'pardon' frequently?
- turn up the volume on the TV/radio?
- think people seem to be mumbling?
- have frequent misunderstandings when listening on the telephone?
If you answered yes to more than one question above, you should consider having a hearing check with one of our Hearing Care Clinicians. We have over 180 clinics around Australia - click here to find your closest AudioClinic.