Recognising Hearing Loss

When you suspect someone 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 getting your hearing tested

While it’s important to get as much information as possible, a free hearing check is a quick way to determine if hearing loss is present. The free hearing check is available to everyone aged 18 years and over.

We recommend that everyone over the age of 50 has an annual hearing check. 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 hearing check.


Hearing Loss Conversation Guide

Hearing loss can be a difficult subject to talk about. Learn more tips on how to suggest a hearing test or the need for hearing aids.

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Free hearing checks are available to everyone aged 18 and over. It takes 20 minutes and will only determine if hearing loss is present. If a loss is detected we will recommend follow-up with a full diagnostic hearing test ($79).