Hearing Loss Treatment throughout NZ
Hearing Loss – Find Out More
Do you think you might suffer hearing loss?
Are you afraid to find out?
Do you have a friend or family member who you think may have hearing loss?
You are not Alone
Hearing loss is a common issue, particularly as we age. If you are worried you (or someone you know) may have a hearing problem, it is important to remember that you are not alone. Hearing aids and other devices mean that even those with severe hearing loss can lead normal lives.
Putting it off!
Hearing loss is often gradual and many people are uncertain if they have hearing loss until it is quite advanced. It is very normal to ‘not get around’ to having your hearing tested. In fact, it commonly takes years from the time someone suspects they have a problem, until they seek treatment. Once someone has sought help and has had hearing aids fitted they are usually absolutely delighted with the result and can’t believe how much they were missing out on. Clients almost always wish they had come sooner.
How do I know if I have hearing loss?
- Do you find it hard to hear someone who is not directly facing you?
- Do you have to turn the TV up louder than everyone else?
- Do you often ask people to repeat themselves?
- Do you find it hard to hear when there is background noise?
- Do you find it difficult to hear on the phone, especially details like names and phone numbers?
- Do you think other people mumble?
- Do you find it hard to hear at parties and restaurants?
If you answered yes to some of these questions you may have hearing loss.
Have a Hearing Test and Find Out
A hearing test will provide you with an accurate picture of where your hearing is at and give you the opportunity to get assistance if you need it.
Hearing Loss Can Affect Quality of Life
Hearing loss can lead to isolation and withdrawal from social situations.
Do you find yourself:
- Saying no to parties and other social outings that you once enjoyed because you find it hard to hear and be a part of the fun?
- Pretending you can hear everything when having conversations in noisy places?
- Avoiding answering the phone, especially at work where you fear your poor hearing may make you appear incompetent?
- Feeling embarrassed about your difficulty hearing others and bluffing so no-one notices?