What’s life like when you have a hearing loss? It can be hard to imagine when you’ve never experienced it. Have a look at the video below to get an idea:
Ok, so the video got more and more muffled. No big news there, right? But hang on a minute. There are so many aspects of hearing loss that simply can’t be explained in this video. Many you wouldn’t expect.
Dealing with a hearing loss day-in-day-out can be totally exhausting. Your friends and family get frustrated because you don’t hear things the first time or they need to get your attention before talking.
At work, things seem to take longer – multi-tasking isn’t an option. You feel embarrassed if you have to ask colleagues to repeat themselves, again. Your head hurts from all the extra concentration you need to muster when trying to understand what’s going on around you or in conversation.
Hearing loss is a problem that affects you 24/7. You may find that it’s just easier to be alone. So you stay in more, lose touch with friends, and start to feel down. Sadly, this is the reality for many people suffering with hearing loss.
When things get physical
Aside from mental exhaustion, isolation, and embarrassment, there are physical consequences too. All the straining to hear gives you headaches and tension, which can become chronic and filter down into your neck and back.
Your increasing stress levels can disrupt your sleep, increase your blood pressure, and even lead to depression. Also, just like any part of the body that’s not in use, nerves in your brain that are needed to process sound will deteriorate when they’re not being used.
This is a really good reason to get any problem with your hearing seen to quickly.
Hearing loss is treatable
Luckily, most cases of hearing loss can be improved with treatment from a professional Audiologist. Sometimes it just takes a little encouragement to get to a hearing screening.
When you consider the psychological, physical, and day-to-day dangers of hearing loss, it’s easy to see that getting a hearing test and treating the problem is really important.
If you suspect that a loved one is struggling, or if you yourself are having problems with hearing, we can help you to get to the bottom of it. All that’s needed is a quick hearing test to get started. We can give you advice and help you to choose the best hearing aids for your lifestyle. Give us a call to see how we can help.