Surround yourself with all the sounds of Christmas
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.appliedhearing.co.nz for more information on hearing loss and their latest promotional offer which could see you winning a 40 inch T .