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Hearing assessments and advice

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Are you hearing properly?

Hearing loss is frequently a slow and insidious process. That means that as we lose our hearing, we are rarely aware of the loss.

Our perception of hearing becomes more fragile. We miss out at first on the more subtle aspects of the world around us - things like the wind in the trees, bird song or the gentle trickle of flowing water.

Hearing well is all about the relationship between your ears and your brain. Your brain lets you identify and interpret different sounds and to focus on what you want to hear. It allows you to identify familiar voices and to filter out unwanted sounds in a noisy environment.

But as we lose our hearing, our brains work harder to distinguish the incoming messages Suffering from a hearing loss is a debilitating business and can ultimately lead to feelings of isolation. A survey of 2,300 hearing impaired adults aged 50 and older found that those with untreated hearing loss were more likely to report depression, anxiety, and paranoia and were less likely to participate in organised social activities, compared to those who wear hearing aids.

A hearing assessment is a short simple process that accurately highlights the frequencies of sound where your hearing is deficient. This in turn allows us to create a modern digital aid that is programmed to suit your hearing needs.

As time goes by and your hearing requirements change, the aid can be reprogrammed through a laptop to exactly suit your needs again.

For more information about digital hearing aids, click here.