Your Hearing Matters
AUDIOLOGY COMING SOON TO URBAN WELL, EAST BRISBANE – Did you know, one in six people in Australia have a hearing loss? Three in four people over the age of 65?
Uniquely amongst our senses, our hearing connects us to the world around us. From conversations with family, laughter with friends and the enjoyment of music; our hearing enriches our experience of life in the world around us.
Hearing problems can occur at any time in our lives, but they become more prominent with age. Hearing loss may be a slow, gradual process and it may take time for you to recognise it.
Why is treating hearing loss important?
It is important that we treat hearing loss like we would any other chronic medical condition. This is because it, like any other chronic medical condition can have long-term consequences to our health and well-being.
New research is showing a strong link between hearing loss, cognitive decline and dementia. If fact The Lancet Commission, a world leader in health has just outlined treating hearing loss as one of the top 12 modifiable risk factors in the prevention of dementia in their Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care: 2020 Report.
Hearing is a crucial part of communication, when it is affected you may also find yourself withdrawing from conversations or social scenarios. This can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness.
It can also be a source of tension between family members and reduce the richness of our experience of life.
Research has shown that the average person waits 7 – 10 years to treat their hearing loss. Yet the potential impact of waiting this long on our quality of life and health in the meantime is profound.
Do you notice any of the following?
- You find it difficult to have conversations in busy environments like restaurants or in a group situation
- You find you often need to turn up the volume on your television
- You struggle to hear someone if they are talking to you from another room
- You frequently ask people to repeat themselves
- You miss everyday sound like door bells or telephones
- Your friends and family feel that you miss hear some words in conversations
- You find social situations tiring or frustrating
These are all common signs that you may have a hearing loss and therefore would benefit from having an hearing test with one of our experienced and friendly team.
Urban Well’s belief that ageing is inevitable but decline is optional is born out in our hearing care services. Our experienced audiology team are here to help provide the support that you need to hear better and live your best life.
Our hearing is made up of many different parts, from our ears to our brains. Our team will carry out a number of tests to determine the type of hearing difficulties you are experiencing.
We will give a detailed explanation of your hearing and will work with you determine the most appropriate solution tailored to you. This may include hearing aids, environmental aids, counselling or strengthening your listening tactics.
Your hearing matters to us and everybody’s hearing is different and unique to them. We will help to set goals that matter to you and your lifestyle.
Ear wax removal
Hearing aid fitting and servicing
Tinnitus assessment and therapy
Hearing protection measures (swim moulds, industrial noise protection etc)