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  • Is your relationship struggling because of hearing difficulties?

    Hearing loss can be hard on relationships.

    Hearing loss can be exhausting and frustrating. It can mean misunderstanding words or saying the wrong thing.

    People with hearing loss may give up struggling to listen, and their spouses, children, grandchildren, and friends may stop talking to them or may get irritated because they have to repeat themselves all the time. A survey by the National Council On Aging (NCOA) on hearing loss found that almost one in two people said that relationships with their partner, friends or family had suffered because they couldn’t hear properly and a third had lost touch with friends or seen their marriages fall apart as a result of the breakdown in communication caused by hearing loss.

    Untreated hearing loss can cause isolation and depression. It can also hurt the emotional and physical health of the spouse. In some cases, it can even lead to divorce. Sex life can also be affected.

    The NCOA also found that when people used hearing aids, many saw improvements in their quality of life. Family relationships improved for 66 per cent of users, mental health improved for 36 per cent, 34 per cent said they had greater independence and a better social life, and 8 per cent of them said that wearing a hearing aid had improved their sex life too.

    If you think you’re only suffering from a “slight” hearing loss now, it might not seem like such a big deal, but treatment is often more beneficial when started early. In the past, hearing aids were clunky, but now they’re smaller, more discrete and available in a range of styles and colours so you can personalise them to suit your own taste.

    Find out about the various types of hearing aids available on the market and if you’d like a free hearing test, please contact us to book an appointment at our Farnham Common or Marlow hearing clinics.

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    How to tell if you need a hearing test or a hearing aid

    The thought of losing even one of our senses is something many people can’t begin to imagine. A fact of life is however, that the lives we lead and the make-up of our genetics means that over time our senses can become impaired. This article talks about how to tell if you’re suffering from hearing loss and what to do about it.

    Hearing loss

    When it comes to hearing, many people associate a loss of hearing with the deaf and elderly. But the real worrying fact is that a person’s hearing loss can happen over a gradual and unnoticed period of time, meaning many people don’t realise straight away. Some wait ten or fifteen years or even decades before they address their hearing impairment. Luckily, we at Help in Hearing are here to help.

    Expert audiologists

    We are local and independent hearing and hearing aid specialists serving Slough, Maidenhead and the surrounding areas. Not only do we offer only the most advanced and thorough hearing tests within the region, but we supply some of the most sophisticated hearing aids around.

    Offering comprehensive and on-going aftercare, once we have diagnosed your hearing problem you could not be in better hands.

    How do I know if I’m suffering from hearing loss?

    • Are you finding that people around you are talking less clearly?
    • Are there some voices that you are finding harder to hear than others?
    • Are you often asking people to repeat what they are saying?
    • Have people told you to lower your voice when talking in quiet areas?
    • Do you suffer from not understanding speech in noisy environments?
    • Is the volume on your television, radio or stereo louder than others?
    • Does your family have a history of hearing loss

    Hearing test – how to book

    If you answered yes or are suspect about any of the above questions, don’t take your hearing for granted. Book a hearing test with us today by contacting us or check out our website to find your nearest Help in Hearing clinic.

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    Get Your Hearing Tested This New Year

    Are you struggling to hear conversations? Constantly asking people to repeat themselves? Do you work in a loud environment?

    These are all questions you should be asking yourself if you are having problems with your hearing. Luckily, Help in Hearing offer some of the most advanced and reliable hearing tests around.

    We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of hearing impairment development as we look to advance our methods, procedures and understanding. Not only are we experts in the intricacies of how we hear, but we also have access to some of the most technologically-advanced and sophisticated hearing aids around.

    Hearing Specialists

    Our qualified and extremely knowledgeable audiologists based in Farnham Common and our other facility in Marlow, are dedicated to ensuring that you are seen to promptly and effectively. We offer free and extensive hearing tests and consultations in which you can sit down and comfortably discuss any problems you may be having before we carry out any tests to find a diagnosis.

    Whether you are looking to have a simple hearing assessment, would like personal ear care or are concerned with your current ear care, we are more than happy to see you whatever your concern. We understand that hearing can be a sensitive subject which is why we are here for you every step of the way from your initial consultation through to on-going ear care.

    Hearing Test

    Hearing is a delicate matter and is often over looked by many people. Working in loud environments, unfortunate accidents or simply genetics can result in a hearing impairment. This is why it is important to have regular hearing tests to ensure that there is no damage or risk of potential damage to your hearing.

    So give yourself peace of mind this New Year and come down to our specialist hearing clinics situated near Gerrards Cross and Marlow to have an extensive hearing test. You can see more information about what is covered in one of our hearing tests here.

  • Hearing loss and the link to dementia

    Keep Your Hearing as Sharp as Your Mind

    Having to deal with hearing loss can be a big enough challenge without coping with a decline in your brain’s abilities too. As the years go on and more candles appear on our birthday cakes we are bound to incur changes in our bodies, but the less dramatic these changes the better. You may think that losing your hearing and becoming forgetful from time to time is a side effect of growing older but here at Help in Hearing we know that it does not necessarily have to be that way.

    Cognitive function declines if hearing loss is left untreated

    A recent study has found that elderly patients who do not receive treatment for hearing problems, suffer from a faster decline in their cognitive functions over time. Over a period of 6 years, tests were carried out on almost 2,000 patients with a mixture of hearing abilities. The test scores within patients with hearing loss deteriorated 40% faster than in the patients with sound hearing. With figures showing that 2 in 3 of us experience hearing difficulties from the age of 70 onwards, it is crucial to tackle the problem sooner rather than later.

    Hearing loss – the link with dementia

    The study has also brought up questions concerning the link between hearing loss and dementia. Losing your hearing can mean the world you live in becomes isolating and lonely, both of which are classic characteristics of many types of dementia. So with these findings, it has never been a more important time to get in touch and book a hearing test. Even if the results are clear, we can offer expert advice on how to minimise the risk of hearing loss and therefore hopefully keep your brain as alert and active as ever.

  • Hearing protection tips

    Tips to protect your hearing

    Our hearing is extremely sensitive and if it is mistreated, many people find themselves suffering from impaired hearing loss. Loud noises, dirt and infection as well as a number of coinciding elements can all become factors. Read this article to learn how you can improve your hearing protection.

    Here at Help in Hearing, we offer only the most sophisticated and thorough hearing tests and hearing aid devices to our customers in Slough, Maidenhead, Marlow and the surrounding areas.

    We understand that many people have busy lives and that regular hearing tests may not be one of their main priorities. But, by having regular check-ups you can address any problems or potential problems with your hearing.

    Hearing protection – what can you do to protect your hearing from damage?

    1. Turn it Down

    Music, mp3s and portable devices are often the main cause as to why many people suffer from hearing loss. The louder the noise and the longer your ears are exposed to it, the greater the risk of causing damage and even permanent damage to your hearing.

    By turning your music down – if you can’t hear external sounds then it is too loud – and having a break, you can enjoy your music without risk to your hearing.

    2. Protect Your Ears In The Workplace

    Ear protectors, ear plugs and ear muffs should be worn if you work in a loud and noisy environment. Noisy equipment such as power tools, heavy machinery, vehicles and noisy operative machinery can be dangerous to your hearing if exposed for long periods of time, such as shifts or long working hours.

    3. Have A Hearing Test

    If you suspect your hearing may be impaired or are simply inquisitive as to the condition of your ears and your hearing, then organise a hearing test or regular check up with one of our qualified and experienced consultants. Even if you are given the all-clear, they will be able to offer advice and answer any questions you may have.

    Hearing protection – how to find out more

    For more information, be sure to give your nearest branch a call or contact us here.