Picture this: you’re in a bustling café or socialising in a group. Do you find yourself tired after straining to hear conversations? Or maybe you’re missing phone calls because you don’t hear the phone ring.
If so, you might be encountering the early signs of hearing loss. Hearing challenges are more common than you might realise and understanding them is the first step towards better hearing (and better communication).
Did you know that 3.5 million Australian adults deal with one or more hearing difficulties1? As we age, it’s no surprise that the likelihood of experiencing hearing challenges increases, especially for those over 50.
Hearing is deeply personal. It connects us to people, places, and memories. When it becomes challenging, feelings of isolation can creep in. Conversations might seem distant, and social gatherings more challenging.
But it doesn’t need to seem daunting. In fact, recognising the early signs can help begin your journey to enhancing your hearing experience.
Book a hearing assessment with a qualified healthcare professional to start your journey towards improved hearing and communication, and better quality of life.
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The sounds vary from ringing to hissing or whooshing, and it can be constant or intermittent. . Diagnosis involves hearing and imaging tests, with management including hearing aids and lifestyle adjustments. If you think you might have tinnitus, book in to see a healthcare professional.
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