Benefits of good hearing

Benefits Of Good Hearing

Whether you’re attending a business meeting or listening to family and friends, hearing well is vital. For most people, it’s not until their hearing begins to deteriorate that they realise just how important it is. Untreated hearing loss can become a significant problem impacting your relationships with others, participation in the community and even your independence.

One in six adults in Australia experience some degree of hearing loss. However an alarmingly large number of Australians don’t do anything about it. You probably get your eyes checked so why not get your hearing checked as well.

Wearing hearing aids can vastly improve your hearing and thanks to major technological advances, today’s digital hearing aids work more effectively than ever and look discreet. Some are so small that people can't even tell you’re wearing them.

Gradual deterioration

For most people, hearing begins to deteriorate from the mid-thirties and it usually declines slowly over time meaning it can be hard to detect. The small, sensitive hair-like cells within the inner ear simply get worn out over the years.

When this happens you don’t simply go deaf, but it becomes more and more difficult to understand sounds clearly, particularly speech. Social environments such as a cafe or restaurant can be even more challenging as the background noises make it harder to hear.

Modern digital hearing aids are designed to identify and amplify speech sounds while suppressing background noise so with the right advice, practise and prescription most people find they can hear well again in most if not all situations. And as modern hearing aids work with our residual hearing, the sooner you take action the better the results will be.

If you are concerned about your hearing, book a test online with one of our qualified audiology professionals.