Signs of hearing loss
As hearing loss is a gradual process of ageing, it is important to understand what the indicators of hearing loss are.
This way the signs can be noticed early and preventative measures such as Signia Active hearables can be put into place for you to be able to tackle day to day activities with much more ease.
Do you recognise any of these signs?
- Sounds may seem loud, but not clear enough to distinguish
- People seem to appear in the room but you haven't heard them enter
- Having the TV volume up too loud for others
- Finding it difficult to hear over the telephone
- Trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time
- Having to ask people to repeat themselves
- Think that people often mumble or don’t speak clearly
- Family members or co-workers tell you that you're missing what has been said
- Difficulty understanding the speech of women and children
- You don't hear the bus or the car coming from behind
If you answered YES to any of these then Signia Active hearables are what you need to hear better again!
Hearing loss can increase the risk of developing dementia
In scientific studies conducted by University of Exeter and King's College London concluded that wearing a hearing an effective hearing aid has the effect to protect the brain and reduce the risk of dementia. In an article by British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA) the study concluded that using technology such as hearing aids help people to connect with the world around them and increase brain functionality. By increasing brain activity, there is a higher level of cognitive engagement and a significantly reduced risk of developing dementia.
The longer it takes for you to act on your hearing loss, the longer it takes for your hearing to get back in shape
Did you know that the longer you leave your hearing loss untreated, the more significant your hearing loss becomes and takes longer to treat? The reasons behind this is because as you slowly develop hearing loss and can no longer hear certain noises, your brain then unlearns to interpret them. This makes the treatment for your hearing loss a more significant process. In order to prevent this, it is important to talk about any hearing loss you experience and that way getting your hearing back in shape is an easier process.
Hearing loss usually only effects certain frequencies
It's not an uncommon phenomenon for hearing loss to only affect certain frequencies. This is what makes it difficult to detect if you have a hearing loss as you'll be able to hear some sounds and frequencies and not others. This is why it is important to note any changes that you experience with your hearing and why it is also important to talk to loved ones about any hearing loss you experience in order to find a solution for treatment quicker and easier.
Using a hearing aid can slow down the deterioration of hearing
Unfortunately, hearing loss is mainly age-related and therefore is a very common condition. However what can slow down the deterioration of your hearing is the use of hearing aids when the first signs of hearing loss are apparent. By keeping the brain active and interpreting sounds, using hearing aids can help to slow down the deterioration process of hearing.
The number of people with mild hearing loss is predicted to rise
In the UK, it is predicted that over 14.2 million adults will have a hearing loss of over 25dBHL (commonly regarded as the starting level for mild hearing loss) by 2035. Unfortunately age-related hearing loss is inevitable, however, mild to moderate hearing loss can be easily helped with Signia Active hearables.