Signs of Hearing Loss

Signs of hearing loss

The human ear is among our most advanced and perceptive sensory organs. Hearing systems, like other aspects of our bodies, show signs of wear and tear as we get older. Fortunately, aid is available when symptoms of hearing loss develop.

Hearing loss symptoms can be unreliable and slow, or they can be obvious and sudden. In either case, specific sounds or words become more difficult to hear. You hear people talking but can’t understand what they’re saying, so you constantly ask them to repeat themselves. It is also difficult to hear in noisy environments such as conferences, restaurants, and busy meeting rooms. This can lead to irritation, retreat from social situations, isolation, and loneliness. So, if you notice any of these symptoms, we strongly advise you to obtain a hearing test. We are ready to help you.

If you think you have hearing loss, follow these steps.

Has your hearing changed?

Perfect hearing occurs when all sounds and words around you are heard exactly as they were first conveyed. Everything is straightforward and totally understandable. As you read this, you may be thinking that you haven’t had a flawless connection with the environment around you for a while. If that’s the case, here’s a quick recap of what it’s like to hear perfectly:

  • Conversations are effortless, and you don’t have to constantly ask individuals to repeat themselves.
  • You never have to lip read.
  • You can hear everything around you, including the sound of a moving automobile, birds in a tree, raindrops, and the voice of a friend who is behind you.
  • Your television and radio are set to normal volume.
  • You are socially active, involved, confident, and self-assured.
  • If you believe your hearing has changed, it is important that you understand your current hearing and determine how it might be improved.

Understanding your hearing

To understand how your hearing has changed, attend a free hearing check with a qualified global clinician. During a short, simple appointment, you will listen to a range of sounds and indicate when you hear them. You’ll then receive your results straight away.  Free hearing checks are available to adults aged 26 years or older. Request your appointment today.

If you have a hearing impairment it may be described in terms of a degree of hearing loss. Here’s how this works:

  • Mild hearing loss. Soft speech is difficult to hear, especially in noisy environments. A hearing aid will improve your hearing.
  • Moderate hearing loss. Following a conversation in a noisy environment is problematic. Your TV and radio is turned up. You may need a hearing aid to communicate.
  • Severe hearing loss. You ask people to repeat themselves with more volume frequently. A hearing aid will improve communication for you.
  • Profound hearing loss. Hearing is difficult even with amplification. A hearing aid will allow you to communicate.
  • Getting checked sooner rather than later will reduce the effects of loss such as hearing deprivation, possible depression, isolation in social environments and most importantly, the distress of missing out on communicating clearly with loved ones, friends, and colleagues effortlessly each day.

Where to from here?

Simply have your hearing checked at an global hac near you. Our qualified global audiologist have the expertise and knowledge to assess your hearing in a comfortable and discreet environment, and you’ll get the results straight away. A few things that you should know first:

  • The procedure is simple, fast and is FREE* for adults ages 26 or over.
  • Our service is obligation free.
  • You may not need a hearing aid but if you do don’t worry they aren’t bulky and heavy anymore, our latest state of the art advancements mean that you can completely hide a hearing aid in your ear canal.
  • You can bring a friend or family member along to your appointment.

Book your free hearing Test

Simply book a hearing check

Do I need a hearing test?

The best way to determine any loss is to be professionally tested. You can see whether you would benefit from a test here.

Hearing loss concerns

To accept you have hearing loss can be difficult, but leaving it untreated can affect your quality of life. Socializing becomes exhausting when you are not able to fully understand and communicate with others. Because conversations take so much more mental energy, hearing loss can also lead to irritability, negativism, anger, and stress. It can reduce your performance at your work or educational institution, and because it reduces your awareness, it increases risks to your personal safety.

Family members typically notice a person’s hearing loss before you do. If you or someone close to you is experiencing some of these hearing loss-related concerns, we strongly advise you to seek treatment. With adequate hearing care, you will be less frustrated and exhausted and have more energy to participate in the activities that surround you.

Did you know?

Sound is measured in decibels (dB). The higher the number, the louder the noise. According to most hearing care professionals, being exposed to more than 85 dB for hours every day can damage your hearing. But what does 85 dB feel like, and when is loud too loud? Here are some typical noise levels.