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The impact of hearing loss

When hearing loss is left untreated, studies have found it can lead to irritability, anger, negativity, tiredness, tension, depression and stress. It can lead to further problems and can have many psychological implications, including feelings of shame and low self-esteem. In addition to this, there can be a physical impact of hearing loss including headaches, increased blood pressure, stress and tense muscles.

However, hearing loss isn’t something to feel ashamed about and it shouldn’t lend itself to having a negative self-image or feelings. In fact, hearing loss is becoming increasingly common – it was found in 2015 that more than 11 million people across the UK experience some kind of hearing loss. This is one in six within the population. It is predicted that by 2035, this number will rise to 15.6 million, which will mean one in five people have hearing loss. If you are experiencing difficulties with your hearing, you really aren’t alone.

It is also becoming far less debilitating in everyday life. For starters, more than 24,000 people across the country now use sign language as their main language. Additionally, around 6.7 million people are able to benefit from hearing aids.

With the many advances in technology, there are now many ways of dealing with hearing loss, from hearing aids to wax removal, tinnitus treatment to custom-made ear plugs and assistive listening devices. It is far more common than ever before for people to wear hearing aids, and it is certainly not something to feel ashamed of or concerned about.

There is, of course, a physical and social impact from hearing loss. It can make it hard to be in situations where lots of people are talking, or where there is loud background noise. It can also be difficult to chat with people over the phone or from afar, and it can make it challenging to continue life in the same way as you had once known. This can feel frustrating, isolating and embarrassing, but it shouldn’t mean you aren’t able to lead a normal life.

Being able to follow a conversation with your family and friends in a noisy setting, thanks to wearing a hearing or assistive listening device, should far outweigh any feelings of isolation that will surround your hearing loss. You will be able to continue your normal relationships, and won’t have to turn down invitations.

Similarly, being able to listen to things you find enjoyable and pleasurable, such as the radio or television, should far outweigh any concerns you might have about wearing hearing instruments. These devices are often small and hard to notice, and typically people won’t realise you are wearing one unless you make a point of mentioning it.

We want to find you the right solution for your hearing difficulties at angli-EAR Hearing, so get in touch with us today to find out all the ways we can help.

    What type of appointment do you need?

    If you’re concerned that you may be suffering with hearing loss or troublesome earwax, start by taking our quick and easy quiz. By answering a few simple questions, we’ll be able to understand more about your hearing and advise on the next steps to take. You’ll be on the road to better hearing in less than five minutes.

    What type of appointment do you need?

    Do you currently wear a hearing aid?

    Have you been told previously you have hearing loss?

    Do family members or friends complain the TV or radio is too loud?

    Do you struggle following people speaking in noisy situations?

    Do you have to ask people to repeat themselves?

    Do you hear a ringing or a humming noise?

    Do you worry your hearing isn’t as good as it used to be?

    Full diagnostic assessment - £80*

    The full 1.5 hour diagnostic assessment is nonobtrusive and pain-free. It will thoroughly assess all the components of your hearing pathway from your outer ear, through your middle and inner ear and the auditory processing centre of your brain.
    *redeemable against the purchase of hearing instruments.

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    We offer a free 30 minute hearing test/ear health check to see what might be causing the symptoms you are experiencing. This check may result in an additional appointment to resolve or investigate further, or we can advise accordingly.

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    Has your GP surgery confirmed you have excess earwax?

    Have you been oiling your ear for 2-3 days?

    Have you experienced any of the following symptoms? Earache, itchy ear or a blocked feeling in your ears?

    Do you feel your hearing has recently changed?

    Do you hear a ringing or a humming noise?

    Do your ears block when you shower or go swimming?

    Earwax Removal

    Our audiologists are ENT- trained to offer safe and effective endoscopic earwax removal. Once the wax is removed, there is often instant relief from the symptoms you have been experiencing.

    Earwax removal £80.00

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    Book an earwax removal appointment which allows you to oil for 2-3 days beforehand.

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    FREE Ear Health Check

    We offer a free 15 minute ear health check to see what might be causing the symptoms you are experiencing. This check may result in an additional appointment to resolve or investigate further, or we can advise accordingly.

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