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How Hearing and Hearing Well Can Make Life Better!

How Hearing and Hearing Well Can Make Life Better!

Date: 21st July 2023 | By: Les Cavilla

Hearing is one of our most essential senses. It allows us to communicate, enjoy music and the sounds of nature and stay alert to the world around us. Many people experience hearing loss at some point in their lives. This can be caused by a variety of factors such as genetics, exposure to loud noises, or simply ageing.


For those who experience hearing loss, navigating daily life can become more challenging. Social interactions may become more difficult or unpleasant and even simple activities like watching TV may require subtitles or turning up the volume to an uncomfortable level. Thankfully, modern technology has made it possible for those with hearing loss to regain their ability to hear with hearing aids.


As a private Hearing Care Professional and Audiologist, I have seen first-hand how hearing aids can transform lives. Often, people who were once hesitant to seek help for their hearing loss are pleasantly surprised at how much easier life becomes after wearing a hearing aid.


With modern advancements in technology, today's digital hearing aids are discreet and offer sound quality so natural you may forget you're even wearing them!


There are many different types available that can be personalised to a person's specific needs. Some models are even rechargeable and offer connectivity options like Bluetooth® that allow for phone calls or music streaming directly from other devices.


One common misconception about hearing aids is that they're only for older adults. The reality is that anyone can experience hearing loss – regardless of age – so there's no shame in seeking help if you're struggling with your ability to hear.


When working with clients who are new to wearing a hearing aid, I often notice an overall improvement in their quality of life soon after they start using it regularly. Some report feeling more confident in social settings since they no longer have to struggle as much to hear conversations among groups of people.


Additionally, improved communication through the use of hearing aids can result in better job performance, healthier relationships, and even a more active social life. Such changes are particularly important since untreated hearing loss has been linked to feelings of isolation and depression.


It's essential to note that it may take some time to adjust to wearing a hearing aid. Initially, things may sound different than you're used to, so it takes time for the brain to adapt. Some first-time users also report a feeling of pressure or discomfort while wearing the device.


This is why working with an experienced Audiologist is essential when considering hearing aids. We can help you find the best device for your needs and will provide support to ensure you're comfortable with how it works and how it makes sounds feel more natural.


As an Audiologist in private practice, I feel passionate about helping those with hearing loss regain their ability to experience the joys of sound. Getting fitted for hearing aids is a personal journey that can significantly improve one's quality of life.

If you suspect you are dealing with hearing loss or simply want a check-up on your current level of auditory function, schedule an appointment with Les and the team today. With personalised care and guidance, we can help you embrace the joy of sound again! CONTACT US HERE