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
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.