Do you struggle to hear when there is background noise?
Do you have problems hearing on the telephone?
Do you struggle to hear in work or social situations?
1 in 6 adults in the UK are affected by hearing loss. Hearing loss can happen to anyone, of any age. Causes can be temporary problems; such as a cold, ear infection or build up of ear wax; or more permanent causes; such as age-related hearing loss and noise exposure.
Hearing loss can lead to withdrawal from social situations, emotional distress, and depression. Research shows that it can increase the risk of loneliness and dementia.
Despite this, studies show that people wait on average 10 years before seeking help; affecting their relationships, limiting their choices and restricting their lives.
We can help by carrying out a full assessment of the physical health of your ears, and what is causing your hearing complaint. We will then recommend treatment and management options that address your individual needs and circumstances. We can also provide preventative measures, such as ear protection, to reduce your risk of hearing loss in the future. Sometimes, referral to another healthcare or medical professional may be necessary and we can facilitate this for you if appropriate.
Unlike some of the high street hearing companies, we are not limited by appointment time or hearing device manufacturer. So we can truly give you the time, expertise and technology you need to get your hearing back on track.
The consumer group Which? produces an annual report on the best hearing aid providers. The last four reports show that local independent hearing healthcare providers are rated higher than the national chains by hearing aid consumers – with the highest scores for product range, hearing aid appearance, aftercare and value for money.
Taking the first step
How good is your hearing? Answer these questions to find out.
If you answered yes to some of these questions, it’s time for a professional hearing test
[Facts and figures from Action On Hearing Loss]