The days of premature hearing loss are coming to an end.
With recent leaps in technology, hearing aids are becoming more discreet and affordable than ever to people across Australia.
Struggling to hear in loud environments? Or maybe just to catch the odd word in a quiet conversation? Many people feel embarrassment about hearing loss, however it’s far more common than you think.
In fact, statistics show that around 3.6 million Australians suffer from hearing loss1 and may be able to benefit from hearing aids, even though many choose to ignore the issue.
Now, with ground-breaking designs and world-class aftercare, there’s no need to suffer in silence.
Technology to change your life
The most common causes of hearing loss are age and prolonged background noise. Over the course of our lifetimes, the fine hairs inside the ear gradually die off or are damaged by sound waves, becoming less sensitive.
If you’ve worked in a loud environment such as a factory (or you’re a fan of heavy rock music) there’s a high likelihood your hearing may have been affected. For all of us, hearing loss is a natural part of the ageing process, but luckily there are some highly effective ways to counter it.
On average, roughly one in seven people in Australia suffer from hearing loss. Statistics estimate that 3.6 million people in Australia, or 14.5% of the population, suffer from hearing loss1.
No longer the chunky pieces of plastic your grandparents might have worn, hearing aids are now as sleek and well-designed as any other modern gadget. One recent development is the invisible hearing aid, which slips discreetly into your ear and amplifies outside noise without anyone noticing but you.
“…revolutionary advances in technology mean hearing aids are now more discreet than ever.”
Many over-50s in Australia could significantly improve their lives with a hearing aid
If you are affected by the stress and frustration of hearing loss, it’s now completely free to book a hearing test to check what can be done.
Even so, prices for hearing aids vary, so it pays to shop around.