Around 3.55 million (one in six) men and women in Australia are suffering from some sort of hearing loss at any given moment. There are uncontrollable factors that contribute to hearing loss, such as genetics, age, and illnesses, as well as factors that can be managed, such as medications and loud noises. Read on to learn more about the common causes of hearing loss.
Hearing aids can dramatically improve the quality of your life, but it does take some practice getting used to them. The better informed you are about the adjustment period, the smoother your transition will be.
Most people are familiar with the term noise pollution. It really does exist and it can cause various health problems, including hearing loss. Environmental noise is a form of noise pollution which occurs “outside, caused by transport, industrial and recreational activities”.
Hearing loss is a common problem for both men and women in Australia. While many Australians believe hearing loss just happens as one age, there are also lifestyle choices that can aggravate the issue. Read on for some interesting facts on hearing loss that you may be unaware of.
Whether you enjoy surfing or golf, hearing loss doesn’t have to mean giving up your active lifestyle. In fact, appropriate treatment can help you to enjoy your favourite sports, and get more out of your exercise routine.
Those who are affected by hearing loss are familiar with many of the ways the condition makes their lives more challenging, like being less able to follow a conversation or to enjoy music and movies, or experiencing greater risk in road traffic situations. Unfortunately, the risks associated with hearing loss extend beyond these common realities in ways we might not realise.
It is hard to name a time when words spoken to you are not important. We all want to hear things said to us and participate in conversations around us. However, there are times when the words and the speaker are even more significant; like when you are talking to your spouse or partner.
Dealing with potential hearing loss is a difficult thing to admit, even to yourself. After all, things are going okay. You can still hear most of a conversation or turn the television up only a couple more notches, so it’s fine. If this sounds familiar, then it actually might be warning signs of more significant hearing loss down the road.
In February, I tested the new Widex BEYOND 440 hearing aids for two weeks. It is truly a remarkable hearing aid, that will suit many people. Here is a breakdown on BEYOND, it is a little long but stay with me – especially when I talk about how you can personalise and control your aids.