As we grow older, aging can affect our hearing ability and many of us start to notice slight changes in our hearing. These changes are often so subtle it can take a significant amount of time for you to become aware of the impact on your life and the lives of those around you. However, aging is not the only cause of hearing loss; many people unexpectedly begin to lose their hearing at a much younger age than expected. In addition to this, hearing loss can be caused by repeated exposure to loud noises, or as a side effect of other health issues.
Hearing helps us to communicate and engage with others and coming to terms with a hearing loss can be a challenge. The benefits of good hearing are endless; furthermore, hearing loss can have a damaging effect on a person’s wellbeing and can, in some cases, be linked to the following:
Research has found that there are a number of positive effects that good hearing can have on your wellbeing. The benefits of good hearing can not only improve communication with your family and friends, but it can also help to strengthen relationships, reduce depression and anxiety, and improve concentration and overall peace of mind. As a result, it is very important that if you are experiencing hearing loss, to have a hearing health check and speak to a Hearing Aid Audiologist about the best steps to take.
If you are concerned about your own hearing or that of a loved one, it’s a challenge we can help you overcome through our expert advice and treatment. If you feel you might be experiencing changes in your hearing, or if you simply want to find out more about hearing loss for a friend or member of your family, you’ll find all the information you need right here.
Wed 17th Jul 2019
A new study suggests that wearing hearing aids for age-related hearing loss could delay the onset of dementia and slow brain ageing by eight years. There has been evidence for some time of a link between hearing loss and dementia-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, but it was not clear whether the loss was a symptom of the illness or one of the causes.