Hearing Loss

Everything you need to know about hearing

What is hearing loss

Hearing loss is when your ability to hear is reduced, making it more difficult for you to hear speech and all the other sounds in life you love. A hearing loss can be caused by many factors, but age and exposure to loud noise are the two most common causes.

The incidence of hearing loss increases as we get older. Over half the population aged between 60 and 70 have a hearing loss. This increases to more than 70 per cent of those over the age of 70, and 80 per cent of those over the age of 80.

Signs of hearing loss 

  • Asking people to repeat themselves

  • Your family complaining the TV volume is up too loud

  • A ringing or buzzing sound in your ears

  • Straining to hear in many situations

  • Missing out on everyday sounds

How well do you hear?

Our Online Hearing Check includes a few short questions followed by a 10 minute audio test to measure how well you hear and what you think about your hearing.

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How to spot hearing loss

Signs to help you spot hearing loss

There are some tell tale signs that could mean you're experiencing hearing loss. It could be losing track of conversations, the volume on your TV or phone being constantly turned up. Always asking people to repeat themselves. Or you've stopped going to social events. If you feel like you're starting to miss out on the sounds and life you love, talk to us and we'll help you find the best solution.

How to tell if you have hearing loss
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Helping others with hearing loss

Do you have a friend, neighbour or family member who has hearing loss? We can help you spot the signs and then give them all the support they need.

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Do you need a hearing aid?

Sometimes hearing loss can be tricky to pick up because it happens gradually. If you think your hearing isn't as sharp as it used to be and you want to keep enjoying the sounds and life you love, it's a good idea to come and have chat to us as soon as possible

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Live your life to the fullest

Living with hearing loss today is nothing like yesteryear!  Now there's a range of modern hearing aids and technology that come in a variety of discreet shapes and sizes designed to suit many lifestyles. 

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