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 may 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.
There are more solutions for hearing loss
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 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 may 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.
Don't accept hearing loss as part of getting older
Losing your hearing may seem like a part of ageing that's unavoidable, but there are ways to help improve your hearing, even when hearing aids no longer work. Research suggests a link between hearing loss and loneliness and stress.1,2
That's why if you think you have hearing loss, it's important you take action as soon as possible. Ignoring the signs may affect more than just your ability to hear. It may also affect your confidence, your relationships and your self-esteem.