AT LAST! The hearing aid that thousands have wanted is now available and improving the lives of many who previously suffered in silence.
The new device makes it easier for you to hear clearly, to detect and locate sounds with less effort, and join in conversations like you used to.
Let’s be honest, not many people want to get hearing aids. It seems most people don’t use hearing aids because they have the misconception that they are big ugly things for the elderly. This common perception is a long way from reality.
In recent years hearing aids have been revolutionised. They have become smaller, more discreet, more effective and cheaper too as competition has increased. There are many devices that are invisible when worn.
Some of today’s hearing aids can even work as wireless headphones, connecting via Bluetooth to phones and televisions. In 2016 there was also the world’s first internet connected hearing aid. Who knew that! It does some amazing things.
76% of Irish people are not aware of the links between dementia and hearing loss.
Those with hearing loss can often be in denial and withdraw socially to disguise the fact that they can’t hear clearly. The message about looking after your hearing health is not getting out to Irish people, but it’s desperately needed. The brain’s ability to process auditory stimuli is affected by ageing which is why everyone aged 50 and over should have their hearing tested. We think nothing of getting our eyesight examined from a very young age, yet people feel embarrassed about seeking help when it comes to hearing loss. But as this study shows, the sooner you get tested the better. Wearing a hearing aid keeps your brain active and that’s crucial in helping to preserve your memory function. Click here to read the full study here.
Untreated hearing loss can have a significant impact on quality of life. Feelings of depression and isolation are common and relationships can become strained too. Yet there’s no need to struggle when so many solutions are available to correct the problem.
22% of Irish people wait five years or more before seeking medical help for hearing loss.
It may surprise you, but you actually hear with your brain, not your ears. The ears receive sounds and funnel them through to the brain which translates the sounds into meaning.
If you are frequently mishearing things your brain tries to fill in the gaps. This can be incredibly difficult in certain situations – such as noisy restaurants – and exhausting too as you try to keep up with and participate in what is going on around you.
For expert professional advice it’s recommended that you see a hearing aid audiologist. They can help you find the right hearing aid. Anyone aged over 50 should have their hearing checked each year. Remember, modern hearing aids will not just help you communicate better, they can boost your confidence and eliminate those embarrassing situations when you have misheard something.
To learn more about these brilliant new hearing aids and to check if they are suitable for you, book your free hearing test by clicking your location on the map below.
Find out more about the different types available and compare hearing aids here
This is a promotion by Hidden Hearing.