Realising that you are losing your hearing can be a shock. For some it happens suddenly and others will experience a gradual decline in hearing over time.
Whether you experience sudden or gradual hearing loss, the realisation that your hearing is diminishing is never an easy one.
You may feel that your quality of life will begin to suffer or you might start to find things difficult that up until now you took for granted.
People react in different ways when they notice hearing loss. Some will act immediately and undertake the necessary research to find good solutions. Others will carry on as if it is not happening until they can no longer ignore it.
Some people even experience symptoms like tiredness as a result of concentrating so hard on conversation, headaches from strain or stress and some even feel a sense of loss and will feel something close to grief!
There are a few important things to remember about how you feel at this time:
1.It is quite normal to feel a sense of loss. You are not overreacting if you feel like you are losing something. This is your hearing. It is an integral part of your life. But fear not, a discreet hearing aid that is barely even noticeable can often reverse the problem in a matter of days.
- If you feel fatigued or are finding it hard to concentrate, remember this is quite normal too. Having to concentrate extra hard to hear sounds that you are so used to hearing with ease is a tiring process. This can lead to exaggerated fatigue and diminished concentration levels.
- It is normal for hearing loss to affect your work and social life. Hearing loss can affect your ability to progress in the workplace as it can be an isolating experience. Similarly in your social life, hearing loss can often leave you feeling ‘out of the loop’ and not part of a conversation. This is a normal and very reversible experience.
Whatever way you begin to experience hearing loss, the good news is that there are lots of practical solutions available to help counter the effects of hearing loss.
The first thing to do if you suspect you have hearing loss is to book a hearing consultation with a trained audiologist. All of our audiologists at Blackberry Hearing are BSc qualified and will be able to offer you the best advice on the right solution for your hearing loss.
In many cases, the solution is a simple cleaning or a minor procedure. And in some cases, hearing aids may be needed.
At Blackberry Hearing, we use the latest and most advanced hearing aid technology and we sell these at up to 60% lower than our competitors prices. All of our hearing aids are very discreet, comfortable and easy to wear.
If you would like to learn more, then please contact us on 01 6978470. We’d be more than happy to talk you through our process.