AT LAST! The hearing aid that thousands have wanted is now available here in Ireland and improving the lives of many who previously suffered in silence.
The new device makes it easier for you to hear clearly, to detect and locate sounds with less effort, and join in conversations like you used too.
Let’s be honest, not many people want to get hearing aids. It seems most people don’t use hearing aids because they have the misconception that they are big ugly things for the elderly. This common perception is a long way from reality.
In recent years hearing aids have been revolutionised. They have become smaller, more discreet, more effective and cheaper too as competition has increased. There are many devices that are invisible when worn and available from just a few hundred euros. Not much for a tiny super computer which could transform your life.
Some of today’s hearing aids can even work as wireless headphones, connecting via Bluetooth to phones and televisions. In 2020, hearing aids use artificial intelligence to create the best sounds in different environments. Who saw that coming! Hearing aids are now amazingly intelligent.
About a quarter of a million adults in Ireland have a permanent hearing impairment, due mainly to ageing and/or noise exposure, which affects their quality of life, communication, social activity and participation to varying degrees. These people would benefit tremendously from hearing aids. The majority, however, continue to torture themselves and embarrass themselves when mishearing things rather than seek a solution.
Untreated hearing loss can have a significant impact on quality of life. Feelings of depression and isolation are common and relationships can become strained too. Yet there’s no need to struggle when so many solutions are available to correct the problem.
It may surprise you, but you actually hear with your brain, not your ears. The ears receive sounds and funnel them through to the brain which translates the sounds into meaning.
If you are frequently mishearing things your brain tries to fill in the gaps. This can be incredibly difficult in certain situations – such as noisy restaurants – and exhausting too as you try to keep up with and participate in what is going on around you.
For expert professional advice it’s recommended that you see a hearing aid audiologist registered with the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (ISHAA). These professionals can help you find the right hearing aid. Anyone aged over 55 should have their hearing checked each year. Remember, modern hearing aids will not just help you communicate better, they can boost your confidence and eliminate those embarrassing situations when you have misheard something.
To learn more about these brilliant new hearing aids and to check if they are suitable for you, book your free hearing test by clicking your location on the map below.