Noticing their hearing loss
When you suspect they may have a hearing loss
It can be a challenge when someone close to you is experiencing hearing difficulties. It is not easy to find the right time to start a conversation about hearing loss. Reactions can be mixed, because hearing loss can be a gradual process, which people learn to accommodate and find it difficult to accept. Denial and reluctance to discuss their hearing is common.
If you think a friend or family member might be experiencing hearing loss, you are doing the right thing by looking into it. Hearing problems left untreated can negatively impact people’s lives over time. Read on and you’ll find out what you can do to encourage and support your loved one.
The importance of a Hearing Test
While it’s important to get as much information as possible, a free basic hearing test is a quick way to determine if hearing loss is present. The free basic hearing test is available to everyone aged 18 years and over.
We recommend that everyone over the age of 50 has an annual hearing test. It takes 20 minutes and it can be conducted at any one of our clinics.
Download our Conversation Guide to find out how you can encourage your friend or loved one to come along to a free basic hearing test.