Hearing Impairment can lead to loneliness, depression, memory problems and falls. It is important to identify hearing loss early as treatment is more likely to be effective when problems are diagnosed early.
Age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) is a common condition that gradually occurs in most of us as we grow older. As it is gradual, you may not realize it is happening.
Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor’s advice, to respond to warnings, and to hear doorbells and alarms. This can sometimes be frustrating, embarrassing, and even dangerous. It can also make it hard to join conversations with family and friends, leading to feelings of isolation that affect wellbeing.
It is important to identify hearing loss early as treatment is more likely to be effective when problems are diagnosed early. The problem may be as simple as earwax, which after removal can restore hearing.
To find out more about hearing aids or implants or how to manage with hearing loss - speak to your doctor about a referral to an Audiologist.