Your hearing is a valuable commodity and hearing well goes far beyond the ability to just hear. It is tied to your social-emotional, cognitive and physical well-being. However, once damage has been done to the auditory system, it could be irreparable. So, it is essential for you – and your friends and family – to take care of your hearing before the damage is done. By this, we don’t just mean with hearing aids; we’re talking about everything from hearing protection while at work, right through to keeping up with your annual hearing checks to make sure your hearing is kept in tip top shape – no matter your age.
Did you know:
1.1 billion people
are estimated to be at risk of noise-induced hearing loss around the world1
50% of young people
listen to their music or other audio too loudly2
70% of people exposed
to loud noise never or seldom wear hearing protection3
Common signs of hearing loss
- Having trouble hearing people on the phone
- Finding it difficult to hear people talking in noisy environments, like restaurants or crowded places
- Needing to always turn the volume up on the TV or radio
- Speaking too loudly without realising
- Mishearing certain sounds, such as S’s & F’s
- Difficulty communicating with people who aren’t facing you
If this sounds like you, a family member or friend, you’re not alone.
Osher Günsberg and hearing loss
For Osher Günsberg
– a name synonymous in the Australian TV and media industry – success has been accompanied by challenges including hearing loss, which Osher puts down to his exposure to live, loud music over extended periods, having spent his late teens working as a roadie and his ongoing career in the music industry.
After 10 years of living with impaired hearing, Osher lost his desire to participate in social activities, like going to dinner with friends; though it was ultimately the impact on his relationship with his wife and step-daughter that prompted Osher to finally take action and seek help.
“For 10 years, my hearing health had a negative impact on my relationships.
Getting hearing help and access to amazing hearing technology has transformed my connectionto the people who matter most in my life.”
Just as Osher has acknowledged, hearing loss is not just the absence of sound in your life, it is being out of reach from the people who matter most to you; and at Connect Hearing, we want all Australian’s to recognise the signs of hearing loss so everyone can stay fit for real life with healthy hearing and strong listening skills.
Today, it’s not just about hearing aids, it’s about hearing tech. Advancements in technology have disrupted the ‘traditional’ way of helping people on the road to better hearing. We’ve seen the introduction of an array of innovative hearing solutions to suit a variety of listening lifestyles – from hearing protection, hearing amplification and TV solutions, to the most highly featured hearing aids that sit on your ear, through to 100% invisible solutions.
Hearing solutions fit for real life
At Connect Hearing, we’re proud to be able to offer end-to-end hearing solutions to ensure our clients are empowered and at the top of their game at all stages of life and all stages of their hearing journey.
Osher says, “the best thing about Connect Hearing is that they will work with each individual to find the best solution for their hearing loss, based on their lifestyle, personal preferences and budget.”