People with hearing impairment can often become tired and stressed more easily.
(PRWEB UK) 22 January 2013
Hidden Hearing has published advice on how to spot the early signs of hearing loss.
Some forms of hearing loss can be subtle and occur gradually, only becoming noticeable over time, especially in the case of age related hearing loss.
Hidden Hearing explains the signs:
- Turning up the TV is a common sign of hearing loss, with many people having problems following a TV programme because they are not written and produced with hearing impaired people in mind. Background noise and unfamiliar accents can make it hard to follow, leading many people with hearing impairment to turn the TV up. However this doesn’t always help as the problem is sometimes a lack of clarity rather than volume.
- For those suffering with hearing loss, they may often find that they misunderstand conversations. When somebody struggles to hear clearly, the brain tries to fill in the gaps based on context and our knowledge of language – however sometimes it can get things wrong. People with hearing impairment will often try and hide this by smiling politely and nodding, pretending to understand and asking someone later.
- Those suffering with hearing impairment may begin avoiding social situations. There can be increased background noise at parties and social gatherings which makes it difficult for somebody starting to experience hearing loss. They may begin to avoid taking part in conversation and become less of a participator and more of a spectator.
- People with hearing impairment can often become tired and stressed more easily. Listening can become hard work that requires a lot of concentration.
For those experiencing any of these symptoms, Hidden Hearing recommends booking a free no obligation hearing test at one of their hearing centres across the UK.
With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.