Looking after your hearing health is looking after your ability to connect to those around you!
Society today is so visually oriented that often hearing considered is a secondary sense. However, your eyes connect you to things, your ears connect you to people and your surrounding environment.
Despite the many negative effects of untreated hearing loss and the many positive benefits that
treatment can provide – only 20% of those with a treatable loss seek help.
Research has proven that identifying and addressing hearing loss early has numerous benefits. It enhances quality of life – socially, emotionally and psychologically for those with hearing difficulties and their significant others.
Treating hearing loss early is essential because we ‘hear’ with our brain, not our ears. For those with hearing loss, a hearing device can provide the needed stimulation to restore the sounds the brain is missing. The sooner this is identified and treated, the better the outcome for preventing potential health consequences linked to unaddressed hearing loss.
If you think it’s time to treat your hearing difficulties, visit a local independent hearing professional. Audiologists are best suited to help as they have the most appropriate education, training and equipment to properly diagnose and treat your hearing needs.
Expectations at your appointment:
You’ll discuss your lifestyle and listening needs. It’s important to bring a family member or a friend to attend with you, as they can provide perspective and support. During your appointment you will undergo a comprehensive hearing assessment and can have a hearing aid demonstration if needed.
If hearing devices are recommended, commissions and preferred supplier agreements must be disclosed to you as they may influence the price, type and brand of hearing aid being recommended. You may like to know that unlike most chain hearing aid providers which set sales targets for clinicians, independent hearing clinics likely do not receive commission for pushing devices.
The Hearing Club is a member of Independent Audiology Australia and pride ourselves on offering professional audiology services to the Central Victorian region. Contact us today on 1800-627-728.