Today one in six Australians have some degree of hearing loss. It is expected that this number will rise to one in four Australians by 2050 as a result of an ageing population and exposure to severely loud noise. National Hearing Care can help determine your type of hearing loss and support you through your hearing health journey.
Hearing loss, also referred to as a hearing impairment, occurs when the ability to hear the sounds around you decreases. It is a common problem that can be experienced by anyone.
It may affect one or both ears, or can arise from an issue within a part of your ear. People experiencing hearing loss may also be able to hear certain sounds or no sounds at all.
There are a number of factors that can cause hearing loss, however age and frequent exposure to loud noise are the most common.
The earlier you are able to recognise hearing loss, the sooner we can help treat the issue. Here are some of the signs to watch for that might indicate that your loved one has a hearing loss:
Hearing aids are one way to help treat your loss of hearing. These devices not only amplify and increase the volume of sounds, but are fit with advanced hearing aid technology that reduces background noise and can be tailored to your individual hearing needs.
If not treated, hearing loss may lead to further problems including communication issues and emotional distress. We are here to help you identify your type of hearing loss and provide a tailored solution to your hearing needs, so that you are able to experience the full quality of sounds.
Remember, hearing loss often occurs gradually. It’s not unusual for people to accommodate and ignore these signs. If more than two or three of the symptoms of hearing loss apply to you or someone you care about, it would be a good idea to get your hearing tested. Make every day count: book your free hearing test at your local National Hearing Care clinic.