Better Hearing. Better Living.

Education & Hearing Loss Facts

THE IMPACT OF HEARING LOSS
Hearing loss is abnormal or reduced hearing sensitivity. Hearing impairment is a descriptor for individual with any degree of hearing loss. This impairment is considered a hidden handicap.
When there is a barrier in communication, the negative impact on individual’s ability to communicate effectively is evident, thus compromising the emotional, behavioral, educational, socio-economic status and quality of life in general.

HOW DOES HEARING LOSS OCCUR?
Hearing loss develops when there is a problem with one or more parts of the hearing system. Most often hearing loss develops gradually and painlessly. It can be caused by:
The natural aging process
Exposure to loud or constant noise
Inherited medical condition
Traumatic injury 
Ototoxic medication
Tumors
Illness
Do you find yourself or somebody you know making these comments?

  • “What did you say”
  • “Everyone seems to mumble”
  • “I can hear but can’t understand”
  • “People tell me, I turn my head to one side while listening”
  • “People tell me, I watch television with the volume too loud”
  • “Some words sound alike and too hard to tell them apart”
  • Then it is time you pay us a visit for prompt intervention.

 

  • BENEFITS OF BETTER HEARING
    Hearing loss can inhibit a person’s ability to experience the sounds around them, and this affects not only their lives, but also the lives of those around them.
    Stop and think for a moment about the sounds that enrich our lives:
    The singing of the birds.
    The sound of raindrops.
    The whisper of a baby.
    The rustling of wind in the trees.
    The sounds of music.
    The voices of friends and loved ones etc.
    Our ability to hear these sound is a vital part of enjoying life, living a better and fulfilled life . Indeed better hearing is better living.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hearing loss is more common than you might think. Interestingly, due to recreational and environmental noise, hearing loss is occurring at younger and younger ages.


• Hearing loss is second only to arthritis as the most common issue for older adults 
• Only about 10% of hearing losses are helped by surgery or other medical treatment 
• 90% of hearing losses can be treated with the use of hearing instruments 
• Only 16% of physicians routinely screen for hearing loss