Why do you need to test your hearing?
Did you know that 1 out of 3 people over 65 suffers from hearing loss?
This number is expected to increase as today’s younger generation are more at risk of hearing loss than ever before. Living in a literally deafening world. The main cause of hearing loss is a condition called Presbyterians, which causes a loss of ability in the hearing organs. This condition often creeps up on us as it usually happens very gradually.
Did you know that hearing loss may also be caused by certain medications? As well as exposure to very loud environments and ear infection?
Severe hearing loss can really have a negative impact on your life. It can become frustrating to hold conversations, watch movies and listen to music when you struggle to hear normally. Your relationships can also suffer as a result or impaired hearing. They may have to continuously repeat themselves, and not to be able to hold your attention in conversation.
One of the best ways to look after your hearing is to take preventative measures; especially in noisy environments, and to have a professional hearing test each year.
Our Hearing Test Process
You are able to book a hearing test through; our website, via email, via phone call or at one of our physical branches. You’ll decide upon a timeslot that suits you.
You will be seen to by one of our expert audiologists and they will be able to assess if your hearing is normal or not, and be able to guide you about preventative measures you can take to prevent further damage to your hearing. Depending on the extent of your hearing loss, the audiologist may recommend a hearing aid to improve your quality of life.
The entire process is pain-free and safe, and there is no need to worry. We understand that getting examined can be intimidating so we aim to treat every single one of our clients with patience and kindness.
Signs You may Have a Hearing Impairment
Because hearing loss usually happens gradually, it can be difficult to determine whether you are suffering from hearing loss or not. Some clear indicators include, you;
- Have difficulty hearing in noisy or crowded environments
- Always have the TV and radio turned up to a high volume
- Battle to hear women and children
- Cannot hear or concentrate on more than one conversation
- Suffer from tinnitus
- Find yourself watching people’s faces intently during conversation
If you experience any of the above symptoms on a regular base, then the team at hearing Aid Labs South Africa urges you to make an appointment for a professional hearing test with one of our expert audiologists.
The only way to prevent further hearing loss is to have a professional guide you on the best preventative measures and technological devices.
Do you suspect you have a hearing impairment? If so, book today. If not, a hearing test should still be performed at least once a year to keep track of your auditory health. Book a hearing test with us today!