Are You Suffering From Hearing Loss?
While permanent hearing damage can occur suddenly at any age due to noise exposure, head injury or a virus, hearing also declines slowly as we age, leaving many unsure as to whether they’re experiencing hearing loss.
You may be suffering from a hearing loss if you:
- Often ask people to repeat what they’ve just said
- Have difficulty following conversations
- Read lips to determine what people are saying
- Have troubles hearing on the phone
- Experience ringing in your ears
- Have the TV or radio turned up excessively high
- Experience difficulty hearing in crowded locations, such as restaurants and shopping centres
If you recognise any of the above signs, your hearing may be affected. The next step is to arrange an appointment with a qualified audiologist who can conduct a comprehensive hearing test to determine the extent. Hearing aids may be recommended. A referral to an ear, nose and throat specialist may be warranted to determine the cause of hearing loss. Victorian Hearing has a friendly and knowledgeable team of specialists who can guide you through each stage of the process.
Are You Ready for Hearing Aids?
If the results of your hearing test indicate significant hearing loss has occurred, hearing aids may be recommended as a solution. However, it’s essential to psychologically prepare yourself before being fitted. One of the key factors that determine success and effectiveness of these devices is the patient’s own perception of their hearing loss and its impact on their life. For hearing aids to work best, the patient must have the motivation to improve. This is backed by research, which shows clear links between self-perception of difficulties and success rate with hearing aid use.
Contact Victorian Hearing Today
If you’d like to learn more or book a hearing test, call Victorian Hearing today on 1300 736 995 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re happy to discuss any questions and concerns you may have regarding hearing loss.