Living happy with hearing aids
Posted on Jan 7, 2016
Is your hearing not quite what it used to be? For a number of seniors, older age can bring with it various challenges, including changes to your hearing.
Hearing loss is thought to affect upwards of 50 per cent of Australians and New Zealanders aged over 601, meaning the condition is far more common than many may realise.
Fortunately, there are solutions available for those with a hearing problem, and if you are a pensioner, such devices may even be subsidised as we explained in our recent blog post. Let's take a look at how a hearing aid can help you live happier.
Enjoy richer interactions with friends and family
With hearing loss, you don't only lose sounds such as birds chirping and the whistle of a kettle, but it can also become more difficult to hold a clear conversation. This is especially apparent when you are in a busy or noisy environment such as a restaurant or party.
By using hearing aids, you can look forward to improved clarity, enabling you to hold meaningful conversations with your loved ones. As a matter of fact, a survey by Hear The World found that since wearing hearing aids, 73 per cent of respondents believe they have a better relationships with their family2.
Furthermore, almost 4 in 5 people (78 per cent) reported that communal/social activities were more enjoyable with hearing aids2.
Enjoy your nights out again
As we mentioned earlier, hearing loss can make it difficult to participate in conversations, particularly in situations such as having a meal out, or going to a local event or festival. This can also extend to watching a film at the cinema and going to a play or music concert.
With a hearing solution from HEARINGLife, you can look forward to enjoying your favourite cultural and social outings again. You can click here to find out more about government services for pensioners, or call 1800 340 631 to request a no cost* hearing check appointment with your local HEARINGLife clinic.
1National Foundation for the Deaf, Age-related hearing loss. Accessed January, 2015
2Hear The World, People with good hearing enjoy better relationships with family and friends. Accessed January, 2015.