Hearing loss test
Hearing loss affects about 10 million people in the UK and whooping 6 million could benefit from hearing aids. Experiencing hearing loss can be isolating. It is rightly described by some of our patients as as a hidden handicapping condition. In most cases, no one apart from your significant others may understand what you are going through and until you have a comprehensive hearing assessment it can be hard to accept you are losing your hearing.
We offer a bespoke hearing assessment including a hearing aid test so you can discover and listen to sounds you have been missing out on.
Find out if you have a hearing loss. Book a hearing consultation today
Hearing loss symptoms
Some of the early warning signs of hearing loss include ears feeling muffled, struggling to hear in background noise i.e., in the restaurant or when there are multiple speakers, having the TV volume louder than others prefer it, struggling to hear people wearing a face mask, and the list goes on. The impact of hearing loss on communication has potential to cause third party disability (where family members and significant others suffer from the impacts of your hearing loss due their inability to communicate effectively with you). Over the years, this has potential to lead to a breakdown in some family relationships due to the common misconception of the individual with the hearing loss being unable to hear and the family member on the other hand feeling ignored. This is one of the many reasons why we advocate for early intervention for hearing loss; whether you choose to consult us privately or access NHS services through your GP.