His knowledge in communication disorders has helped a wide range of patients, including both adults and children with hearing loss. He provides screenings, hearing tests, aural rehabilitation and has an extensive knowledge of both conventional and digital hearing instruments.
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Hearing loss is a complex condition and there are many myths out there that can make it even more complicated. Here at Hidden Hearing, we want our customers to know the truth about hearing loss and to understand how they can achieve the best hearing experience for themselves. We have a great range of digital hearing aids and our friendly team will help you to find the best option for your lifestyle.
Myths About Hearing Loss
It’s important to know the truth about hearing loss, and being able to challenge common misconceptions will help you to develop a good understanding of the condition. Here are some common myths about hearing loss:
1. Myth: Hearing loss is always obvious.
Fact: Because hearing usually deteriorates gradually, over a long period of time, you may not be aware of hearing loss in the early stages. Noticing that you are asking people to repeat themselves or turning up the volume on your television can be early signs that your hearing is not as clear as it was.
2. Myth: You only need hearing aids for profound hearing loss.
Fact: It is very important to seek help from an experienced audiologist as soon as you notice any hearing loss, since untreated hearing loss can deteriorate and lead to other conditions such as depression and dementia. Correcting hearing loss in the early stages, with a sensitive and discreet digital hearing aid, can help to prevent the condition worsening and protect your general and mental health.
3. Myth: It’s ok just to turn up the volume.
Fact: Turning up the volume on your television or radio, and asking your loved ones to speak up, can make hearing loss manageable on a daily basis but will lead to a deterioration of your hearing organs and is also linked with other conditions like dementia. The damage hearing loss can cause is reversible in the early stages, but left untreated, this can become debilitating.
4. Myth: It’s ok to have hearing loss in one ear.
Fact: Any kind of hearing loss, including hearing loss in one ear, should be investigated by an audiologist to rule out any underlying health problems and remedy the problem where possible. Some one-sided hearing loss is caused by ear wax blockage or infection, and may be fully treatable, while hearing aids can give good results if one or both ears are permanently affected.
5. Myth: Tinnitus cannot be treated.
Fact: Tinnitus is a type of hearing loss for which there is no complete cure, but many people find great relief in using hearing aids to treat the condition. If you suffer with tinnitus, you should see an audiologist to find the best solution for your situation.
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