What you'll find on this page
- How to recognise the signs that hearing aids are not enough.
- How to take the next steps to better hearing.
Losing your hearing may seem like a part of
That's why if you think you have hearing loss, it's important you take action as soon as possible. Ignoring the signs can affect more than just your ability to hear.
"I realised the only thing hearing aids were doing for me was raising the volume. I was just hearing louder mumbling. It isolated me, and I didn't do all the things I used to do because I was having such a difficult time hearing."
- Nina P, Cochlear™ Nucleus® recipient
Signs that hearing aids may not be providing enough benefit for you
With your hearing aids, do you:
Have difficulty hearing conversations, especially with background noise?
Ask people to repeat themselves?
Misunderstand what people say?
Have trouble hearing on the telephone?
Turn up the TV volume louder than others in the room prefer?
Feel people often mumble when they talk?
Struggle to hear sounds of nature, such as birds chirping or rain falling?
Find yourself agreeing, smiling or nodding during conversations when you're not sure what's been said?
Withdraw from conversations because it's too difficult to hear?
Lip-read to understand what people are saying?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, a hearing device, like a cochlear implant or bone conduction implant, may be the answer.