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.
How long will the form take to fill out?
No time at all! Typically it only takes a minute or two to fill out the short form.
Why do I need to take a phone call?
You need to take a phone call so that you can ask any questions you might have and book an appointment with an audiologist near you.
What happens at my appointment?
Typically an expert audiologist will take the time to ask questions about your lifestyle and health history, to understand your personal hearing challenges, and help determine the possible causes of your hearing loss. Next, they will conduct a state-of-the-art hearing test, to measure the quality of your hearing across different tones and they will also conduct a word recognition test both in quiet and noisy situations so they can have an in-depth understanding of your hearing in real-life situations.
What happens next?
Your audiologist will run through your results and inform you of the degree of your hearing loss, as well as offer recommendations as to what solutions are best suited to your needs. If you do need hearing aids, they’ll run through the options with you and explain how they work.
Here’s How You Do It:
- Tap your location on the map below
- Answer a few simple questions, and we’ll match you with the best-suited hearing specialists in your local area.
Not quite ready to commit? Read on…
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.