There is more to hearing than what meets the ear
Sound is present in almost everything we do, and it impacts our lives in more ways than we may think about.
- It impacts our formation of memories. Sound and memory are both processed in the same part of the brain, so they are intrinsically connected. This is why a sound can bring you back to a certain time in your life.1
- It shapes how we perceive and process our environment, allowing us to experience the world with greater depth and detail.2
- It could have the ability to positively impact our mood and state of mind. Have you ever listened to something that gives you a rush of excitement, or on the other hand, a feeling of calm?
- It may provide the nuance needed to understand social cues and better navigate social situations.
- It keeps us connected to the people, places, and experiences that bring us joy. Our senses can be powerful vehicles that ground us in the moment.
Losing it could change everything
Hearing loss can present itself in different ways, for different people. The changes may be obvious, or they may be subtle.
Hearing loss poses short-term consequences that could end up turning into long-term ones. For example, hearing loss can make it difficult to pick up on details in a conversation. Over time, socialising may start to feel exhausting and overwhelming, potentially leading to mental fatigue, stress, and isolation.
Losing your hearing may feel like losing part of yourself.
But you don’t have to let it
If you are 65+, regular hearing checks can help you stay on top of gradual hearing changes. However, since hearing loss from noise and health-related incidents can happen at any age, you should check your hearing if you notice something different about it.
We have three types of hearing tests in our clinics, there are:
- an AMTAS - computer test using specific hearing software (15 mins),
- a Screening test with a Clinician (15-30 mins) and
- a full test with a Clinician (60 mins).
We will determine the most suitable hearing test for your needs by answering a few simple questions before confirming your booking.
Love your ears with professional hearing care and book your FREE* hearing check today.
1 Lobes of the brain - Queensland Brain Institute - University of Queensland (uq.edu.au)
2 Frontiers | Hearing in Complex Environments: Auditory Gain Control, Attention, and Hearing Loss (frontiersin.org)