Understanding Hearing Loss

When and why Hearing Loss occurs

Our ability to hear is truly amazing but as with most of our senses, we only begin to appreciate just how amazing it is when we notice that it isn’t quite as good as it once was.

Under normal circumstances most of us shouldn’t expect to notice any deterioration in our hearing until we’re in our fifties. At this stage of life though, 50% of us may find it harder to hear high-pitched sounds and have trouble following a conversation in a noisy environment. Most people accept this as a normal part of the aging process and don’t take steps to address their loss for quite some time.

Of course, hearing loss isn’t always age related and more information can be found by clicking through to our types of Hearing Loss page.

Recognize the signs of Hearing Loss

Did you know that on average it takes us over 7 years+ to actually get around to doing something about hearing loss? In that time, we tend to become used to “putting up with it” and learn to deal with hearing loss by doing things such as:

  • Asking people to repeat themselves
  • Turning up televisions and radios
  • Watching someone’s lips closely to follow what they’re saying
  • Avoiding social situations where conversations are taking place

These are some of the more common warning signs of Hearing Loss and if you’re familiar with any of them you should seriously think about taking the next positive step and book a FREE* AudioClinic Hearing Check*. Our no obligation consultations with one of our highly trained Clinicians are fast, easy and close to you

Testing for Hearing Loss

The best way to measure the degree, if any, of hearing loss is to simply have your hearing checked at an AudioClinic near you.

Our qualified AudioClinic Clinicians have the expertise and knowledge to assess your hearing in a comfortable and discreet environment, and you’ll get the results straight away.

A few things that you should know first:

  • The hearing test is simple, fast and free*
  • Our service is obligation free
  • You may not need a hearing aid but if you do don’t worry they aren’t bulky and heavy anymore, our latest state of the art advancements mean that you can completely hide a hearing aid in your ear canal
  • Government subsidies, health fund rebates and clinic discounts may be available to make solutions more affordable for you
  • You can bring a friend or family member along to your appointment

Start the journey to better hearing today by booking your free hearing check*.

+As published in Inside Story, (2012) “Who and Why Study,” April 2012, p.23.