Living with hearing loss

It can feel very frustrating when your companions are having a good time while you’re isolated by your hearing loss. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions among adults, and most types can be treated.

The most important step

Hearing is one of our most important senses, yet many people who are facing its decline deny the inevitable truth for a long time. So the most important step is to acknowledge the fact that you have hearing loss. Otherwise you can’t move on to treatment.

This first step can be the hardest, and it can be a long time before you’re ready to take it. But every journey begins with the first step. And once we’ve diagnosed the cause, there are many paths you can take to minimise the effects.

The effects of untreated hearing loss

Although hearing loss affects people in different ways, many studies have linked untreated hearing loss to a number of serious emotional and social consequences: 

Do you feel like this?

Take a moment to see if you recognise some of these 10 statements:

If some of these symptoms and worries are familiar to you, it is important to seek help. They can all be related to hearing loss.