One of our most important sensory organs are our ears, thus hearing loss has significant consequences. Hearing loss can be age-related, triggered by loud noises or infections, or hereditary. Hearing loss can occur very suddenly or accumulate over time. Fortunately, in most cases hearing impairment and quality of life can be greatly improved using hearing aids. Find out how.
Noise-induced Hearing Loss
Do loud noises ever hurt your ears? From televisions and construction work, to heavy traffic and a restaurant full of people talking. The world is a noisy place. While hearing loss can be part of the aging process, studies have shown that exposure to as few as 90 decibels can lead to temporary or permanent hearing loss. But how loud is too loud? This application will give you an idea of how everyday situations such as meeting with friends in a café or going to a rock concert can affect your hearing.
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Do you think you might be suffering from hearing loss? Then act now! The first step towards a better quality of life is to visit your hearing care professional. A hearing test will show if you are actually suffering from hearing loss. If you are, your hearing care professional will explain the available options. Our online hearing screening will give you an initial indication of your hearing ability.
Evolution of hearing aids
Hearing Aids have evolved from an ear trumpet in the 17th century to invisible hearing aids in the 21st century. Check out the History of Hearing Aids.
Introduction to hearing aids
Are you always having to ask people to repeat themselves? Is your TV too loud for other people? Do you sometimes miss the doorbell or phone? If you think you might be affected by hearing loss, don't wait any longer: The sooner your hearing impairment is investigated by an audiologist, the greater your quality of life will be in the future. Find out the best way to proceed.
Which Hearing Aid Should I Choose?
Just as every individual is different, no two types of hearing loss are the same. This is why there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to hearing aids. Fortunately, with the assistance of an audiologist or audiometrist, you will be able to find a hearing aid that perfectly fits your needs and your particular type of hearing loss. Below, we explain the journey toward purchasing a hearing aid, and what you should bear in mind.