Sur­round your­self with all the sounds of Christ­mas

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Hear­ing loss is a nat­u­ral part of age­ing yet it’s no fun - not for you and not for your loved ones. The ear­lier hear­ing loss is de­tected and treated, the bet­ter the re­sult. Yet most peo­ple who no­tice symp­toms de­lay hav­ing their hear­ing checked for many years.

A re­cently re­leased ri­tish study of 1500 hear­ing-im­paired peo­ple aged over 55 found that al­most one in two said their re­la­tion­ships with their part­ner, fam­ily or friends had suf­fered be­cause they couldn’t hear prop­erly. Al­most half 49 per­cent said los­ing their hear­ing is the worst thing about grow­ing old.

Ac­cord­ing to Ap­plied Hear­ing au­di­ol­o­gist Alan Fer­gu­son, there are many cou­ples with such com­mu­ni­ca­tion is­sues. Af­ter all, hear­ing loss is es­ti­mated to af­fect one in 10 New Zealan­ders.

Yet this se­ri­ous prob­lem has a sim­ple so­lu­tion.

There are plenty of stud­ies that also demon­strate hear­ing aids im­prove the over­all qual­ity of life.

Ap­plied Hear­ing has a wide range of af­ford­able hear­ing in­stru­ments to suit all needs and bud­gets, in­clud­ing the lat­est in dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy. If you sus­pect a hear­ing prob­lem, they of­fer a free com­pre­hen­sive hear­ing test if you are aged 50 and a lengthy 60-day trial of any hear­ing aid.

The free hear­ing test, in­clud­ing full fre­quency au­dio­gram and thor­ough ear ex­am­i­na­tion, is done if a screen­ing check of the ma­jor hear­ing fre­quen­cies over four oc­taves in­di­cates any hear­ing prob­lem. In all, test­ing takes about 30 min­utes, with speech dis­crim­i­na­tion and bone con­duc­tion test­ing if in­di­cated, and re­veals the cause of hear­ing loss in al­most all cases.

ut if the clin­i­cian feels there are any symp­toms of a med­i­cal con­di­tion re­quir­ing fur­ther eval­u­a­tion or treat­ment, you will be re­ferred to an ap­pro­pri­ate spe­cial­ist.

First-time clients re­ceive a sum­mary of the hear­ing test which costs from 60 to 90 else­where which they can show to their fam­ily or doc­tor.

Cost is just one of the many rea­sons why those with hear­ing loss put off seek­ing pro­fes­sional help, says Alan Fer­gu­son. Our goal is to en­cour­age clients to take that dif­fi­cult, first step by freely pro­vid­ing good in­for­ma­tion.

With 25 clin­ics and 50 years help­ing New Zealan­ders, Ap­plied Hear­ing knows that choos­ing the ap­pro­pri­ate prod­uct for each per­son’s needs is vi­tal but fol­low-up sup­port is what mat­ters most.

That’s why Ap­plied Hear­ing pro­vides

Pro­fes­sional ser­vices by their qual­i­fied team of au­di­ol­o­gist au­diometrists

Free bat­ter­ies and free fol­lowup vis­its for the first year af­ter fit­ting

A free hear­ing re-test for those 50 and aid check each year

uick re­pairs by their in­house tech­ni­cian

Freep­hone help line an­swered by knowl­edge­able, friendly of­fice staff Reg­u­lar news­let­ters

ar wax suc­tion and home hospi­tal vis­its in se­lected ar­eas.

Take the first step to im­prove your hear­ing in time for Christ­mas by call­ing Ap­plied Hear­ing on 524 5736. Or visit their web­site www.ap­plied­hear­ for more in­for­ma­tion on hear­ing loss and their lat­est pro­mo­tional of­fer which could see you winning a 40 inch T .

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