Our Audiologists are often called up when someone believes they have a problem with their hearing and we are only too happy to help. However, there are other ways that an audiologist can help and the first is prevention, rather than the cure. Firstly; you can have the health of your ears routinely checked at House of Hearing and if you know or suspect that you are suffering from a build up of ear wax then the appropriate treatment can be offered.
Secondly; if you are now, or ever have worked or socialised in a noisy environment then at House of Hearing we are ready to offer you regular hearing tests. Those results will be stored allowing you to see if there is any change over time and if you are still exposing your hearing to excessive noise levels then we have a range of specialist hearing protection to suit every situation.
There is increasing evidence that untreated hearing loss can contribute to poor mental health. This can happen when hearing loss goes unaddressed because there is an increased risk of social isolation when someone finds it difficult to hear. Withdrawing from conversation with friends and family in extreme cases can lead to bouts of depression and possibly even lead to dementia.
Fortunately, the reverse is also true so where patients can improve their hearing, they can lead more active and fulfilled lives.