Hearing plays an essential role in our ability to appreciate and enjoy the world of arts and culture.
It's important to get your hearing checked regularly as you age, even if you haven't noticed any changes in your hearing.
Tips to help protect your child's hearing and promote healthy listening habits, including scheduling regular hearing screenings, reducing exposure to loud noises, encouraging communication, and teaching safe listening habits.
Family and friends play a significant role in helping the communication process work more easily.
Going to your audiology appointment with your partner, child or friend can make a huge difference to how well you cope in the long run.
Make your hearing aids part of your daily routine.
Consistency is key to a successful hearing experience. In the audiology world we recommend that hearing aids should be worn during 'all waking hours'.
Communicating with a hearing impaired person can prove to be very challenging for both the speaker and the listener. Often when a person is wearing hearing aids, we may assume they are able to hear and communicate normally when this is not always the case.
A basic hearing test only establishes the amount of sound you can hear at different pitches, through the typical hearing pathway.
Why are dizziness and balance disorders related to changes in independence and our ability to think quickly?
Your balance-system (which includes your vestibular organs inside your ears and other components) is responsible for your orientation in the world. Your balance system keeps you upright and prevents you from falling. Essentially, it gives you motor confidence.
Why would poorer hearing have an impact on our ability to retain information?
The ears are conduits for sound, ensuring that adequate information reaches other areas of the auditory system, to be processed.
Hearing loss can begin to isolate us from relationships with others. Because hearing loss makes interactions with others more difficult, we tend to withdraw or feel irritable or frustrated when we are interacting with other people, even becoming upset or angry when others unintentionally or intentionally do not facilitate good communication with us.