It often takes time to realise you need a hearing test. Hearing changes can occur gradually, allowing us to simply become acclimatised to what we feel is our ‘new normal’. The good news is that there are so many things we can do to really help you find hearing solutions and regain your quality of life. When you think about booking a hearing loss test, the thought of having to first obtain a doctor’s referral can be off-putting and the prospect of being upsold to in a clinic setting can be very daunting. At our hearing clinic in Wallsend, you can rest assured that you will receive the very best of independent and ethical advice and service, we are proud to say that your consultation is totally unbiased and authentic. So, if you are wondering ‘how do I find the best Audiologist near me?” then give us a call, there is no need to obtain a referral, so having that hearing check has never been easier! Here are our top five signs you may need a hearing test and remember, it’s never too late to improve your hearing!
1. TURN UP THE VOLUME
Have you noticed yourself turning the volume up on your television or radio? Has anyone commented, or have you found yourself leaning in to listen to what you could once easily hear from your chair? It’s time to book that hearing loss test!
2. WHAT WAS THAT?
Are you having a difficult time deciphering speech? Have you noticed you are asking people to repeat themselves more often? Is it a struggle to understand someone when there is background noise? Call our hearing clinic and make a time to see us.
3. DO THE TWIST
Do you need to physically position yourself to be able to understand someone speaking or the sound of the television? Have you noticed that you have moved your chair closer to the TV, or that you need to sit to one side to pick up conversation? A professional audiology test can help you understand why.
4. NOBODY HOME
Has someone told you that they keep phoning you, but you don’t answer? Do you sometimes not hear the telephone ringing or the doorbell? Have these noises become quieter over time? Are you are missing audible alerts and alarms that you once heard? Pop into our hearing centre in Wallsend for a chat about how we can help.
5. SORRY I CAN’T MAKE IT
Is attending social gatherings becoming increasingly exhausting because you are struggling to follow conversation? Have you found yourself feeling or becoming more isolated because of the frustration of difficult communication? Our hearing specialists can help!