1 in 6 Australians have hearing loss - 11 signs you might be one of them...

Thursday, 24 January 2019
1 in 6 Australians have hearing loss - 11 signs you might be one of them...

Currently 1 in 6 people in Australia have hearing loss! Surprisingly, Australians are delaying having their hearing checked an average of 7 years after noticing a hearing lossTo make sure you're not one of them we've partnered with Australian Hearing to provide free hearing tests on 12th March 2019. Each visit will last for 15 minutes, and after your 15 minute session you'll know for sure whether or not you have any hearing problems. 

Get a free hearing test at Inspiro Lilydale

Australian Hearing is a Federal Government agency and provides subsidised hearing services under the Australian Government’s Hearing Services Program. Services offered include hearing assessments, hearing aid fitting and on-going follow up care. As part of our government programme we work with medical centres, pharmacies and community groups to offer free hearing checks and to promote hearing health awareness.

Clients will be booked for 15 minute appointments which gives time to have a discussion about your hearing health, complete a quick hearing screening and guide you through possible next steps to take if your hearing is below is below a baseline level.

There will be easy-to-use hearing devices for around the home on display for you to have a look at. These include headsets for watching TV, alert systems for doorbells and a range of telephones.

Free hearing check and 11 reasons you might have hearing loss

Eleven signs and symptoms you may have hearing loss

You have trouble hearing on the telephone. ... Or (like me) you hear better on the phone with one ear vs the other (I'm better on my left ear).

2. You have trouble following a conversation when people are talking at the same time. 

3. Your partner, family (or your neighbours!) complain that your TV is too loud. 

4. You're tired from straining to hear conversations. 

5. You have trouble hearing in noisy environments.

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6. You say “What?” a lot. You might be frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly.

7. People don’t seem to speak clearly or difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd of people.

8. You misunderstand what people say. 

9. You have trouble hearing children and women. or difficulty hearing consonants.

10. With age, you’re more likely to experience hearing loss in the high frequencies.

11. You become annoyed and frustrated during conversation. 

3 types of hearing loss

There are three basic types of hearing loss

Conductive hearing loss

The term conductive hearing loss is used to describe hearing loss in the outer or middle ear.

Sensorineural hearing loss

The term sensorineural hearing loss describes two different problems: sensory loss involving the inner ear and neural loss involving the hearing nerve.

Mixed hearing loss

Mixed hearing loss is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.

Inspiro can help with a range of health issues 

Inspiro provides 
dental, physiotherapy, counselling, youth counselling, occupational therapy, adult speech therapy, child speech therapy, podiatry, child & family support, dietetics & nutrition advice, diabetes education, small loans for those in need. NDIS and My Aged Care and aged care services.

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