What you’ll find on this page
- The impact of hearing loss on daily life.
- How others enjoy life to the full again with hearing treatment.
- What to do about hearing loss when hearing aids aren't enough.
There are many everyday sounds people with hearing take for granted — traffic on a busy road, birds chirping, the sizzle of a frypan, and conversations with friends. Losing these everyday sounds often leaves a big impact.
Many people live with hearing loss for years and feel limited in what they can accomplish. Everyday undertakings become challenging, like crossing the road or talking on the phone. They may choose to miss activities and events.
As a result, they lose connections to loved ones and withdraw from the things they love most.
If you feel like you're missing out on the life you love, there is hope.
Socialising with loved ones
So much of how we interact with others involves noisy situations, like a child's birthday party or dinner with friends. If it's too hard to hear the conversation because of your hearing loss, it's often easier to stay home and miss out.
If socialising has become difficult, even with hearing aids, it's time to seek help.
"...The hardest part was the isolation from everyday life. It wasn’t just missing out on what was said by others, it was being separated from all the things I’d taken for granted when I could hear. Like knowing when visitors where coming and going as I couldn’t hear a knock on the door."
- Jane G, Cochlear™ Nucleus® implant recipient, Australia
There are more solutions for hearing loss
Even if hearing aids no longer provide enough benefit, there are options to improve your hearing — and get more from life — with hearing implant technology.
Hearing solutions can be tailored to meet your unique circumstances and it's easy to get the information you need to make informed choices about how you may be able to improve your hearing.
Keeping your career on track
Going to work gives you independence, especially when you know your hearing doesn't limit what you can accomplish. Beyond an income, a job gives you confidence and motivation.
Hearing loss can have a profound impact on career prospects, as work environments demand communication with others. It may also affect safety in busy workplaces, which is not only a concern for you but also for those around you.