HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU NEED A HEARING AID?

You may have noticed that you’re often asking people to repeat what they have said, to the point where it’s almost every time that you speak to someone.  Or you could find it difficult to properly hear certain pitches – for example, female voices but not male voices.

Another indicator of hearing loss is when someone else notices that they’re being asked to repeat themselves a lot, or that the television is really loud to them, but not to you.

In any of these instances, it’s always worth looking into whether a hearing aid would make a big impact on your life, by helping you to hear better.

WHO TO SEE ABOUT HEARING AIDS

There are several routes to go down if you think you’re having trouble with your hearing, and like most other medical conditions, the sooner you investigate an issue, the more chance you have of lessening its impact in the long term.

To investigate whether you need a hearing aid, you can go to a doctor for a hearing test, or even to some pharmacies and optical centres.  However, we would always advocate going to see a specialist audiologist, who will have a huge amount of knowledge around hearing and about what actions can be taken to improve hearing.

WHY USE AN AUDIOLOGIST FOR HEARING AIDS?

Audiologists specialise in hearing problems.  Their work includes expertly diagnosing hearing issues and managing hearing problems from balance issues to tinnitus disorders, then treating the hearing issues with the most effective of solutions.

As well as hearing aid assessments, audiologists can help with the following types of hearing issues:

  • Tinnitus
  • Balance and dizziness
  • Hearing loss prevention and treatment

AUDIOLOGISTS IN LEICESTER

The Hearing Centre is located on London Road in Leicester and is easily accessible by car or public transport.  To arrange an appointment with a specialist audiologist, whether you just want a hearing check-up or an expert diagnosis on a hearing or balance related issue, contact us on 0116 254 3909 or email us at [email protected].