Dealing with hearing loss

Do you have hearing loss?

Experiencing hearing loss can be frustrating and make you feel disconnected from the world around you. However, hearing loss can be treated, and there are many hearing solutions available to help you or your loved one enjoy life and get back to socialising with friends and family.

What treatment is available for hearing loss?

Set up an appointment with one of our audiologists to uncover any hearing-related issues and find the treatment that is right for you. Some of the options you can look at are:

  • Hearing aids
  • Hearing loss support groups near you

Today’s hearing solutions combine the latest intelligent hearing aid technology with small, sleek designs. Hearing aids also provide maximum comfort with a high-performance listening experience. Hearing aid solutions enable your loved one to reconnect with the world around them, and with such a wide range of different styles and levels of technology to choose from, you’re sure to find a style of hearing aid to fit their lifestyle, hearing needs and budget.

Tips for communicating with hearing loss

It can be difficult to communicate with a loved one when they have hearing loss. Use these tips to improve the effectiveness of your communication:

  • Turn down any background noise, like the TV or dishwasher.
  • Call out to them or say their name before you start talking.
  • Speak naturally and at an even speed. Shouting distorts your voice and makes it more difficult to understand.
  • Talk in areas that are well-lit, quiet, and calm.
  • Follow their rate of speech. Follow this as this is what they are used to.
  • Face the person you are talking to. They need to see your face and the words you speak. Body language makes up more than 50% of communication.
  • Most people who have difficulties hearing lip read, whether they know it or not!  Try to be clear and do not cover your mouth.
  • If you need to repeat yourself, use the same words as you originally said. If you need to repeat yourself more than once, change the words.

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