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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Age-related hearing loss is a very common condition, but many people do not realise that it is not inevitable. Protecting your hearing health throughout your life is a great way to prevent hearing loss as you age, and this can involve a combination of balanced diet, healthy lifestyle and protecting your ears against excessive noise exposure.
Here at Hidden Hearing, we are on hand to help diagnose and treat hearing loss, and we always advise people to seek help as soon as they notice a problem with their hearing. This is especially important to prevent further deterioration of hearing, and to protect against other conditions that are linked to hearing loss, such as dementia and depression.
Know The Symptoms Of Hearing Loss
It is important to be aware of the earliest signs of hearing loss, as mild hearing loss is easiest to treat. You should make an appointment for a free hearing test with an experienced audiologist if you notice any of the following:
- You find it more difficult to hear certain words or sounds. Some people find that sounds such as ’s’ are harder to hear, and this can make it very difficult to follow conversation or the speech of others.
- You struggle to follow a conversation. If you find that you are asking others to repeat themselves often, or if you are finding it harder to follow a conversation than you have done previously, you may be experiencing some hearing loss.
- It is difficult to hear in noisy environments. If there is a lot of background noise, people with hearing loss may find it very hard to keep up with conversations and pick up certain sounds. Of course, people with normal hearing may also struggle to hear well in noisy environments, but you should get this checked out to rule out early hearing loss.
- You have a ringing or buzzing sound in your ears, or noises suddenly sound muffled. This can be a symptom of tinnitus or hearing loss, but can also be a symptom of a blockage in the ears, which can often be easily remedied.
How To Treat Hearing Loss
The first step when you suspect that you have hearing loss is to book a free hearing test with an audiologist. This will be vital in establishing a baseline hearing level and your future hearing levels will be measured against this. There are several ways to treat hearing loss, and these vary from a free earwax removal procedure to new digital hearing aids. We will help you to find the very best solution for you and your lifestyle, and we offer a comprehensive aftercare service so that you have all the support you need.
Book a Free Hearing Test at Hidden Hearing
You can take our free and simple hearing test online to find out if you have hearing loss, and talk to our friendly team to arrange a free hearing test in one of our clinics.
Hidden Hearing is Ireland’s leading private provider of hearing care solutions, and our national network includes over sixty-five branches and clinics. We provide free hearing tests and our experienced team of audiologists will help you to find the best solution for your lifestyle.