Hearing loss can creep up gradually. Some sounds remain audible, while others, like higher- pitched sounds, become more difficult to hear.
Softer, high-pitched consonants like “s,” “f,” “sh” and “t” play a key role in our ability to understand speech clearly. Therefore, people with hearing loss often say, “I can hear, but I don’t understand what is being said.”
Individuals with hearing loss can find it difficult to communicate with friends and family, constantly struggling to hear and understand. As a result, the impact of this miscommunication can bring with it feelings of isolation, fatigue, frustration, embarrassment, irritability, stress, depression, and a reduction in self-confidence.
Hearing loss can present difficulties in communication within school, work, home, and social situations. While hearing loss and communication challenges can impact the core dimensions of well-being, growing evidence shows that hearing rehabilitation can provide benefits in these three areas:
• Social-Emotional well-being: Hearing well fosters easier engagement, stronger connections, and a more positive outlook.
• Cognitive well-being: Hearing well supports cognitive fitness.
• Physical well-being: Hearing well enables people to live a more active and healthier lifestyle.
Being able to hear well, contributes to you overall well being. At Ear Studio, hearing rehabilitation programs, communication strategies, hearing protection, an annual ear wax clean, and hearing aid solutions can all assist in improving and protecting your hearing.
It’s been an uncertain and disruptive time, with many of us having deferred important health checks. Now is the time to reconnect and seek the professional advice you need. Be sure to include a comprehensive hearing assessment on that list. We check our eyes regularly, but what about our ears?
As trusted hearing care professionals and a local Audiology Competency Centre, Ear Studio listen to you, talk through your needs and concerns, including what your hearing and wellbeing objectives are so that you can achieve them – together.
Make your actions count! Call today to book a comprehensive hearing assessment, wax removal appointment or hearing aid trial.
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