Hearing loss is the third most common ailment affecting older adults.
It’s frustrating to be unable to hear well enough to enjoy
friends or family. Hearing disorders make it difficult to hear.
They can often be helped………..read on at :
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?
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
your own hearing!
||Do you find it difficult to follow a conversation
when more than one person is talking?
||Do family members and friends complain that you don’t
always hear them?
||Do family members complain that the volume of your
T.V or radio is too loud?
||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”