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When is it time to seek help for hearing loss?

In general, the earlier you seek help for your hearing loss, the better. Therefore, we encourage you to reach out for help as soon as you notice early signs of hearing loss. Learn more below.


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6 signs you should seek help for your hearing loss

If you experience one or more of the signs below, it's a good idea to get your hearing checked.
Learn how to recognize signs that you should seek help.
Signs of hearing loss
 
1. Difficulty following conversations
You have difficulty following group conversations (or when background noise is present)
2. Phone conversations are unclear
You have trouble following phone conversations in quiet and noisy places
3. People seem to be mumbling
You often ask people to repeat themselves. Sounds seem unclear, or people sound like they are mumbling
4. Difficulty locating sounds
You have difficulty locating where sounds are coming from
5. Signs of tinnitus
You experience ringing or buzzing sounds in your ears (called tinnitus)
6. Turning up the TV too loud
Your friends and family say you turn the television up too loud
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Do you think you have hearing loss?

Complete the steps below. Use the form below or quote the 'Audika' website when booking your appointment. All fields required.

Question 1 – Around the table
Do you have trouble following conversations, when there are 4 or more people present?
Have you received advice from your family or friends to get your hearing tested?
Do you ever struggle to understand what others are saying because you cannot hear properly?
Do you find yourself turning up the TV or radio even when the volume is loud enough for others?

Your Result:

A hearing test is relevant for you

Your answers indicate that you experience symptoms of hearing loss. We strongly recommend booking a hearing test in one of our clinics.

The result is an indication. An in-person hearing test can determine if you have a hearing loss.



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Your Result:

A hearing test seems relevant for you

Your answers indicate that you experience some symptoms of hearing loss. We recommend booking a hearing test in one of our clinics.

The result is an indication. An in-person hearing test can determine if you have a hearing loss.



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Your Result:

It cannot be determined here if a hearing test is relevant for you

Your answers do not indicate that you experience symptoms of hearing loss. However, if you experience trouble hearing, we recommend booking a hearing test in one of our clinics.

The result is an indication. An in-person hearing test can determine if you have a hearing loss.




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What happens if hearing loss is not addressed?

When a person experiences hearing loss, auditory stimulation to the brain diminishes, and it can get out of practice with processing sounds.

This means that the longer you wait to seek treatment, the harder it will be for your brain to make sense of sounds, and the longer it will take to get used to wearing hearing aids.

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6 benefits of using hearing aids

1. Hear more clearly in most situations and enjoy life more
2. Be able to better participate in conversations
3. Reduce the stress and discomfort caused by impaired hearing
4. Less having to ask people to repeat themselves
5. Hear phone conversations better
6. Listen to the TV at the same volume as other people around you
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Managing hearing loss with hearing aids

Most types of hearing loss are managed with hearing aids. For those with more severe hearing loss, there are other options available, such as a cochlear implant or a bone-anchored hearing system.


Hearing aid technology has progressed significantly over the past two decades, improving the quality of hearing aids and delivering a better customer experience.

 

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When to seek help immediately 

If you experience any of the following signs, you should seek medical attention immediately.

  • Sudden loss of hearing
  • "Stuffy” feeling in the ear
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus or ringing in the ears
  • Loud popping sound in the ear followed by hearing loss

Call us immediately if you experience symptoms of sudden hearing loss.

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Maddison Franse - Audiologist and Medical and Clinical Projects Specialist

BSc, MClinAud, MAudA(CCP)

What drew Maddison to the hearing care industry was the potential to help others connect with those around them, enriching their quality of life. Over her career at Audika she has gained experience in adult rehabilitation, paediatric testing and tinnitus management, and been involved the training and development of graduate and student audiologists. Excited to share her passion for hearing health and excellent clinical care she moved into the role of Medical & Clinical Projects Specialist.

Maddison's current role allows her to raise hearing health awareness amongst other health professionals and support Audika’s clinical network in providing the best possible service and care to their clients.

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