Ian is a retired Physics Lecturer and was left with hearing loss due to ageing.
Age-related hearing loss occurs in most of us as we grow older. It is one of the most common conditions affecting aging adults. There are many causes of age-related hearing loss.
Most commonly, it arises from changes in the inner ear as we age, but it can also result from changes in the middle ear, or from complex changes along the nerve pathways from the ear to the brain. Certain medical conditions and medications may also play a role.
Before visiting us at World of Hearing, Ian had an old hearing aid, however, it only had a limited ability to improve his hearing, Ian shared; “it did not have any programs or anything like that. You can just put it in, and that’s what you got”.
Hearing aids and their accessories have improved significantly, the most current ones on the market allow for Bluetooth connectivity and the ease of being able to adjust your hearing aid via an app on your smartphone, making it easier on our clients to be in better control of their hearing.
“When various people in the community told me that I’m going to end up being a lonely old man and no one’s going to talk to me because it’s too hard (to communicate), I decided to do something about it,” says Ian.
We welcomed Ian into World of Hearing and allowed him to trial multiple hearing aids until he found the one that was most suited to him and his requirements. This is one focus of ours at World of Hearing, we want to make sure with absolute certainty that our clients only walk away with a hearing aid that they are pleased with.
One of the things that Ian was able to do after his hearing aid trial was participating more in his local choir. He was better able to hear his own singing voice, other choristers and the music director’s instructions – this is what we love to hear as it shows us our clients regain their lifestyle, a lifestyle that was interrupted because of the state of their hearing previous to seeing us.
“Karen is really excellent. She takes the time and allows you to try out a reasonable number of hearing aids for a reasonably long trial period. So you have a good chance of making a good assessment, to find out what’s best for you”, Ian shared.
“Karen is passionate with people in terms of giving them plenty of opportunities to trial things out”, he added.
It is important to treat hearing loss early. You may not be able to prevent age-related hearing loss. However, you can take steps to keep it from getting worse, and intervene before it impacts your lifestyle and the activities you like doing day-to-day, whether that’s taking part in a choir, watching a live show or playing with the grand kids.
Watch as Ian shared his story here.
Get your hearing tested
If you experience age-related hearing loss, speak to Karen about a comprehensive hearing test.
Having your hearing tested is a great way to assess how your auditory system is working. By getting your hearing tested regularly, you will be able to monitor your hearing, identify if any changes have occurred, and treat any hearing loss early, before it becomes a problem.
If you’ve been wanting to experience the benefits of hearing aids, we provide FREE TRIALS. Make an appointment with Karen to find out which device is right for you – call 1300 060 455 for any questions and to begin trialing our wide range of cutting-edge hearing aid brands!