The first signs of hearing loss aren’t always obvious.
But they can take a toll on your relationship just the same. If your loved one is showing any of these signs, it's important that they make an appointment to see a Hearing Implant Specialist.
Watch Mary & Eldon Cook's story to see how Cochlear technology not only helped them regain hearing they’d lost, but also helped them find true love.
Ask yourself, does my loved one:
- Experience difficulty hearing conversations, especially when there’s background noise
- Frequently ask people to repeat what they've said
- Misunderstand what people say
- Find it difficult to hear on the telephone
- Turn up the volume on the TV or radio louder than others in the room prefer
- Have difficulty hearing sounds of nature, such as birds chirping or rain falling
- Read lips to follow what people are saying
- Experience tinnitus, a persistent ringing, buzzing or other sound
- Worry about missing a telephone ring or doorbell
- Struggle to hear in large spaces, like conference rooms and places of worship
- Get confused about where sounds are coming from
- Strain to hear children’s voices
If he or she is wearing hearing aids, do they:
- Have problems getting sufficient loudness
- Experience trouble with feedback, squeal, whistle or distorted sound quality