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Learning about hearing loss

Birds singing. Rain falling. Friends and family laughing. These are part of the soundtrack that make up our daily lives – unless you are among the one in six Australians living with hearing impairment. If you are over the age of sixty-five, that number goes up to one in three.

Hearing loss can be frightening, but it’s not something you simply have to live with, and the experts at The Hearing Care Shop are ready to help. If you suspect you have hearing loss, there are a number of steps you can take. Recognising that you may have hearing loss, and realising that you do not have to navigate this journey alone, are the first.

 

Hearing loss is the second most common health issue in the world. Hearing loss can be caused by a variety of things – noise exposure, age, genetics, and injury among them. Age-related hearing loss, which is also called prebycusis, often begins to affect people in their fifties and sixties, and is typically associated with difficulty hearing higher frequencies (like women’s or children’s voices). Background noise, such as conversation or music, can also affect the ability to hear clearly.

 

Untreated hearing loss has been linked with both cognitive decline and dementia. Hearing loss can also lead to depression, a sense of isolation, and loneliness. Even simple things like balance can be affected by hearing loss; a 2012 study found that the risk of falling was three times greater for the elder with untreated hearing loss. Treatment is available, however, and that treatment can reduce these risks as well as allowing people with hearing loss to live more independent lives for longer.

Age-related hearing loss

 

The Hearing Care Shop is one of the very few Australia’s online hearing clinics. Unaffiliated with any manufacturer, we will assess your hearing loss and match you with the style and brand of hearing aid that will work best for your specific type of hearing loss and life style. We can connect you quickly with one of our over 200 qualified clinics, located throughout the country, where one of our affiliated clinicians will get to know you and your hearing needs.

Hearing aids can be purchased at a variety of prices; veterans and pensioners may be eligible for free hearing aids (more information can be found on our website).

Additionally, we pride ourselves on caring only the best hearing aid products at the best prices; we will match or beat any competitors’ prices.

 

Hearing loss can be an isolating and frightening journey, but you are not alone. The professionals at the Hearing Care Shop want to help.

 

Please begin by taking our home test for hearing loss, which can be found on our website: https://thehearingcareshop.com.au/hearing-test/ and request an appointment today.