According to recent figures, more than 40 per cent of people over 50 in the UK have some sort of hearing loss, with more than 70 per cent of people over the age of 70 affected. Unsurprisingly, hearing loss can have a huge impact on a person’s quality of life. One solution for hearing loss is using hearing aids, but not everyone recognises the many benefits that can come with wearing them. And while hearing aids won’t make your hearing completely perfect, they will definitely make sounds louder and clearly, which can significantly reduce the impact hearing loss has on your life. Here, we explore in more detail how hearing aids can improve your quality of life.
They can help to improve mental well being
Not being able to hear can have a severe impact on a person’s confidence and self-esteem. In fact, hearing loss can actually lead to a person feeling isolated and depressed. Hearing aids are designed to give a person back that confidence, and independence by helping people to hear more clearly, which will certainly help to boost self-esteem and improve their overall well being.
They can make socialising easier
If you’re experiencing hearing loss, then you might not necessarily want to socialise. After all, the idea of not being able to hear people clearly or being in a busy and noisy environment can feel overwhelming if you’re struggling to hear. This could lead to a person feeling anxious and getting socially withdrawn. Using hearing aids means a person will be able to socialise more confidently, stopping them from feeling isolated or alienated. Better still, thanks to modern technology, the latest hearing aid models can be adjusted automatically for every environment, including the opportunity to filter background noise, so users can focus on more important sounds, like conversation.
They can help you get a job
Studies have shown that living with untreated hearing loss can impact your professional life too. Using hearing aids will not only boost your confidence but will also help you to communicate better, which can have a positive impact on your job potential - and furthermore, staying in a job for longer. In turn, this of course could improve your financial situation too.
They can help to improve relationships
Living with untreated hearing loss can seriously impact a person’s relationship with their loved ones. This is because if you find hearing difficult, then you might find you’re having to constantly ask friends or family members to repeat themselves - which can become increasingly frustrating for everyone. The simplest of conversations can become so much easier and more enjoyable, thanks to hearing aids.
Furthermore, relationships with loved ones might become strained, with a person experiencing hearing loss feeling that they are a burden. Using hearing aids will undoubtedly help to relieve these feelings, which in turn will improve relationships with loved ones.
Do you need a hearing test? Would you like more information on hearing aids?
While the idea of experiencing some form of hearing loss might be daunting, overwhelming and even scary - getting the right diagnosis means you can work towards finding a solution. That solution could be getting hearing aids. And with a range of hearing aids now available, our team at Hear Pure is confident we’ll be able to help find the right solution for you. We provide hearing tests and hearing aids for residents in the Wirral, Chester and Cheadle area.