Take the Action on Hearing Loss online check and MOT your hearing!

We visit the dentist for regular check-ups, have the car serviced and MOT’d annually and visit the doctor or chemist at the first sign of ill health.

These days we know the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise, many of us drink alcohol and eat sweet treats in moderation, while flushing our system regularly with water. And so we should too. Yet how often have you had your hearing tested? Did you know that the UK’s largest charity for people with a hearing loss, deafness or tinnitus – Action on Hearing Loss, have a simple online hearing check that you can take in the comfort of your own home? Just click the link and follow the instructions on the screen.

Hearing loss in mature people is a common and usually gradual process. It often begins with difficulty hearing other people clearly, particularly when there is a lot of background noise. At first you may not realise you have a hearing impairment; it is often friends or family members that notice first. And although no substitute for seeing your GP, the hearing check from Action on Hearing Loss can be the first step to professional diagnosis, and therefore help.

Should you discover you’re losing your hearing there are many aids available, which can be sourced via your GP, NHS or audiologist, but there are also many other products that will help you maintain as normal a day to day life as possible.

There are various TV listeners and music aids that will ensure you’ll never miss your favourite shows or bands. All are superior quality and compatible with hearing aids. Great if you have a partner who thinks the TV is too loud!

Telecommunications can prove tricky when you’re hearing is failing, but these aids, smart and landline phones will keep the lines of communications open. And for those of you still working these portable loop systems mean meetings will be as straightforward to you as a hearing person.

Talking of ‘maintaining’ things, hearing aids do require a little maintenance to keep them working at their best. The H168 hearing aid cleaner and dryer keeps your hearing aids free from the moisture and bacteria that often builds up inside them. It also tells you how much battery power is left so you’ll never be left in silence unexpectedly.

Hearing loss does not need to be suffered in silence. Technology has seen to that.


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Jo Kingham
12th Mar 2015
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