You never thought the day would come. Even on the very first day of your very first job, you couldn’t help but look to the future. While your new boss led you around the office to shake hands with a thousand colleagues whose names you would quickly forget, simple arithmetic danced around your frontal lobe as you calculated just how many years, weeks, days, and minutes you were from retirement. (Somewhere in the region of 87,360 hours, assuming you work for roughly 42 years, give or take a few weeks’ holidays along the way…) A sobering number indeed, you wished you hadn’t worked it out so soon, but that’s life, baby.
A global survey for World Hearing Day on Sunday 3 March has revealed that those living in the UK & Northern Ireland are among the most proactive when it comes to looking after their hearing health.
The research, co-ordinated in Northern Ireland & the UK by Hidden Hearing, was carried out among people experiencing hearing issues. It showed people here were among the most prompt in the world for having their hearing tested and seeking treatment, where necessary.
If you wear hearing aids or think you may need them, you’ll want to find out as much as you can about how to look after them and prolong their life. Hearing aids are a significant investment for most people, and taking care of them can ensure that you get the best performance from them and that they last as long as possible.
Do you think you may be developing hearing loss? Many people begin to notice changes to their hearing as they get older, and it’s very important to get these checked out to prevent the problem worsening, as well as protecting yourself against conditions such as dementia and depression that are linked with hearing loss.
Hearing loss affects many people, and can sometimes be a temporary problem that can be resolved with a visit to an experienced audiologist or your doctor. Hearing loss that is caused by an earwax blockage, for example, can usually be remedied by a simple earwax removal procedure that is free for over 50's in our Belfast branch.
If you have hearing loss, you may feel frustrated by the hearing experience offered by the hearing aids you have tried. The Oticon Opn hearing aid, powered by the Velox platform, offers you exactly that. The Opn uses an ‘open sound’ approach so that it is possible to filter and manage several noises and different sources of speech even in busy situations.
Both are very important senses, and both cause us great difficulties if they don’t work effectively. But due to the way we use them, their loss affects us in different ways.
Living with hearing loss can be extremely frustrating, and finding a hearing aid that suits you and your lifestyle is a big relief. Fortunately, hearing aid technology is progressing at a remarkable rate and some of the newest devices on the market offer excellent hearing solutions as well as plenty of optional extras such as bluetooth streaming.
The sooner you take action on hearing loss, the sooner you begin to regain sharpness, confidence and control. Beginning as soon as possible is also vital to put a stop to the many negative effects that can result from hearing loss.
It is one of the most common health conditions. Among the billions of people of the world, one in six has a hearing loss. Among the people aged 65 and over in the world, one in three people has a hearing loss.
Despite this, many people live with untreated hearing loss.
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