Hearing empowers us and enriches our lives. Hearing enables us to socialise, work, interact, communicate and even relax. Good hearing also helps to keep us safe, warning us of potential danger or alerting us to someone else’s distress.
Whilst it is a fact of life that our hearing deteriorates over time, there are actually many different types of hearing loss which can also be caused by infection, blockage, virus, noise trauma as well as ageing.
For most individuals, changes in hearing happen so gradually they are hardly noticeable. In fact, research has shown that every second person over the age of 50 has difficulty hearing clearly in background noise.
Many people endure poor hearing without realising that they can be helped – preventing them from leading a fuller and more enjoyable life!