2017 is the 11th Deaf Awareness Week. We’re aiming to use the week to spread as much awareness as possible about the signs and steps to take when dealing with hearing loss.

Deaf Awareness Week is a national event that runs to highlight the impact and needs of those who suffer from hearing loss. As part of the event (15th May to 22nd May), we’re specifically appealing to the 170,000 people with hearing loss in Leicestershire.

Signs of hearing loss

Despite what many think, hearing loss can, under some circumstances, be difficult to notice. Even if you have noticed some warning signs, it can be easy to place the blame on external factors. Be honest, and if you suffer from any of the following, it’s time to have a hearing test:

  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty hearing with background noise
  • Technology is set to the highest volume levels
  • Reliance on lip reading
  • Exhaustion after attending social events

What are the next steps?

If you notice any of the above, and generally have difficulty following conversations, a hearing test should be your first port of call. From here, we’ll be able to uncover what has caused your hearing loss and the actions to take going forward.

The purpose of the first visit is to assess the full function of your hearing system and determine if you have a hearing loss and to what degree. Depending on what is diagnosed, there will be different treatments options available to help.

The Hearing Centre is a specialist centre dedicated to solving hearing problems in Leicester and Market Harborough. Our centre provides a full spectrum of hearing services including hearing tests, hearing aid fittings, wax removal, tinnitus treatments, noise protection, swimming protection.

To book your hearing test click here or call us today on 0116 254 3909.