"My hearing is fine! You just mumble ..."

Hearing loss often occurs gradually over several years. Due to this the early signs of hearing loss are often overlooked as it is human nature to subconsciously adapt and compensate in other ways. Most times family and friends are the first to notice when someone is suffering from hearing loss. 

Current guidelines for hearing assessments recommend the following:

          Adults aged 18-54 should have their hearing checked every 5-10 years. 

          Adults aged 55 and up should have their hearing checked every 2 years.

For a more detailed information on hearing test guidelines please click here.

 

Common Signs of Hearing Loss 

  • Do you complain that people are mumbling?

  • Do you frequently ask people to repeat what they have said?

  • Do you have difficulty understanding conversations in a group?

  • Do you prefer the television or radio louder than other people?

  • Do you have trouble hearing on the telephone?

  • Do you have trouble understanding what is being said in church or other public gatherings?

  • Do you have trouble understanding people when you cannot see their faces?

  • Do you have trouble hearing when people speak softly?

  • Do you avoid being the first person to start a conversation?

  • Do you avoid social occasions, family gatherings, and noisy environments?

  • Have you become more impatient, irritable, frustrated, or withdrawn?

Contact one of our clinics to book a comprehensive hearing assessment with a certified audiologist if you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions above.