Stirling Times - - Local Focus -

PEO­PLE with a mild hear­ing loss can of­ten be un­aware of their hear­ing loss, how­ever Perth Hear­ing & Tin­ni­tus Clinic un­der­stands the con­se­quences can be sig­nif­i­cant.

A per­son with a mild hear­ing loss may grad­u­ally with­draw from so­cial sit­u­a­tions to avoid mis­un­der­stand­ings or in­ap­pro­pri­ate re­sponses, they may ex­press frus­tra­tion at others for not speak­ing clearly or others may be­come frus­trated hav­ing to fre­quently re­peat them­selves. Gen­er­ally the in­di­vid­ual with mild hear­ing loss uses more en­ergy to hear and un­der­stand, of­ten with­out re­al­is­ing.

The Hear­ing Ser­vices Pro­gram pro­vides el­i­gi­ble Aus­tralians ac­cess to free and sub­sidised hear­ing de­vices that can help en­hance speech in back­ground noise.

Nu­heara IQ buds are an as­sis­tive lis­ten­ing de­vice and could be con­sid­ered a pre­hear­ing aid op­tion.

They are listed on the govern­ment hear­ing ser­vices pro­gram and are also avail­able for pri­vate pur­chase.

Nu­heara buds are wire­less ear­buds that en­ables the user to stream mu­sic, an­swer phone calls and ad­just the vol­ume of back­ground noise and speech.

For de­tails, call 9242 2208.

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