Are you experiencing hearing difficulties?
Do you need to turn the TV up a little louder these days? Is it getting harder to hear what people are saying to you in crowded rooms with lots of background noise? Are you having difficulty hearing the phone ring? Do you often miss calls? You might be experiencing hearing loss.
But it’s okay. Hearing loss is more common than you might think. As many as 880,350 people in New Zealand live with some type of hearing loss, representing 18.9% of the population.
Hearing loss is very personal. You may start to feel that you are missing out on conversations. Or perhaps you already feel left out. But the good news is there are so many ways you can improve your hearing health, especially if you start early.