It can take years before someone with hearing loss reaches out for a life-changing solution. If your Mum – or a Mum that you know – is missing out on sounds that matter, you can help.
Mums are the best superheroes around. They’re a busy bunch, duty-juggling for their family and making sure everything is running smoothly. This Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to make sure that the Mum’s in your life can enjoy their favourite things with healthy hearing!
Recognise the Signs
There are a variety of signs or symptoms that indicate hearing loss. Your Mum, or a Mum you know, may frequently turn the TV up, say ‘Huh?’ or ‘What?’ in response to clear questions, and have trouble following phone conversations or video calls. If you’ve noticed that she’s become more withdrawn from social situations then she may be suffering from hearing loss.
Your Mum might not be aware that she’s pulling away from her life and it’s not uncommon for people to put off reaching out for hearing help for over a decade, even after they’ve been diagnose with hearing loss. Mum might need a gentle nudge in the right direction.
Better Hearing, Better Life
There are endless benefits to be reaped from going on the journey to better hearing, more than just hearing better. At Hearing Sense, there’s nothing we love more than seeing our clients reconnect with friends, family and dive back into their favourite hobbies thanks to a new world of sound.
Hearing loss is also linked to other health conditions such as dementia, cardiovascular disease, depression and falls – it’s encouraging knowing that improved hearing is strongly linked to better cognitive health as well as other health benefits. Another great reason to encourage Mum to get her hearing tested!
Modern and Invisible Technology
Feeling stigmatised for needing a hearing aid is a thing of the past thanks to the introduction of invisible hearing aids. Today’s technology is not only practically invisible, it also works continuously and seemingly with your surrounding environment to maximise your experience no matter where you are. Some devices are compatible with smartphones and have their own apps to allow you to do some of these things:
- Conveniently controlling hearing aid settings through the smartphone or tablet
- Streaming TV, music, phone calls, and other audio straight to the ears
- Tracking brain and body health to help with fitness planning
- Communicating with people of other languages through real-time translation
- Enjoying remote care — including professional hearing aid adjustments — in the comfort of home
If you feel like Mum, or a Mum you know, is showing signs of hearing loss and they’re a bit hesitant to take that first step you can check out our website for more information hearingsense.com.au or call our lovely reception team on 8331 8047 to book in a complimentary, obligation free hearing test at one of our clinics.