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Hearing

Hearing Loss Defined
Hearing loss is the third most common ailment affecting older adults.
More at:
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/hearingloss/toc.html

Hearing Disorders and Deafness
It’s frustrating to be unable to hear well enough to enjoy talking with
friends or family. Hearing disorders make it difficult to hear.
They can often be helped………..read on at :
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hearingdisordersanddeafness.html

What the South African Association of Audiologist have to say:
Hearing loss due to age is called presbycusis and this is a gradual process which is often not noticed
Do you often feel like you are missing conversations or can’t hear in a noisy restaurant?

What most people don’t realize is:
Roughly 20% of all people who need hearing aids actually get them.
Most hearing losses can be treated with hearing aids.
Untreated hearing loss causes embarrassment, loss of independence, social stress, tension, fatigue, and eventually social isolation and loneliness not only for the person with the hearing loss but also for family, friends and work associates.
Hearing aids are no longer bulky, squealing instruments; they are now small, discreet and highly effective in increasing audibility. Many options are now available to make listening optimal in all environments.

Test your own hearing!
1. Do you find it difficult to follow a conversation when more than one person is talking?
2. Do family members and friends complain that you don’t always hear them?
3. Do family members complain that the volume of your T.V or radio is too loud?
4. Do you constantly have to ask people to repeat what they have said?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, visit an Audiologist for a hearing evaluation. Don’t wait. Audiologists are available country wide. You can find your nearest audiologist by going to “find an audiologist” on: http://www.audiologysa.co.za/

 

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