Hearing loss is affecting daily life

If you think you have hearing loss, or if hearing aids no longer help, you don’t have to accept this as a natural part of ageing.

A woman chats to a man inside a grocery store

What you'll find on this page

  • The impact of hearing loss on daily life.
  • How others enjoy life 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 frying pan, 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 may become challenging, like crossing the road or talking on the phone. They may choose to miss activities and events.1

As a result, they may lose connections to loved ones1 and withdraw from the things they love most.

If you feel like you're missing out on the life you love due to hearing loss, 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.

Cochlear recipient Shelly uses her iphone to control her implant

"… The day that I woke up and I couldn't hear. It took my life away… Getting the Baha® has changed my life. It's given me back my classroom, my family, my friends."*¹

- Shelly, Cochlear™ Baha® System recipient

More solutions for hearing loss

Even if hearing aids no longer provide enough benefit there are options to improve your hearing with hearing implant technology.

There are a number of hearing solutions that may meet your specific circumstances. We'll help you get the information you need to make informed choices about how you could 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 can also affect safety in busy workplaces, which is not only a concern for you but also for those around you.

Cochlear recipient Tobin speaks to workers during a meeting in an office

"As a chief operating officer it's important for me to hear the differences between figures, whether it's a million or a billion."*¹

- Tobin, Cochlear™ Nucleus® recipient

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Please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always follow the directions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

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*1 Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.


  1. Hearing Report 2019 (page 7) - © Cochlear Limited 2019. D1591517 ISS4 FEB19