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Caring for people with hearing loss

Being aware of ways to care for people with hearing loss is becoming increasingly important, as it now affects more than 10 million people in the UK.

If you suffer from hearing loss, it's important you manage it, or seek someone's help to do so. A hearing assessment is recommended as the first step if you have identified hearing problems.

Whether the hearing loss is mild, moderate or severe, a comfortable environment must be ensured to manage it. A comfortable environment has a considerable impact on the ease of people with hearing loss being able to communicate well. There are many things you can do to improve an environment for listening, including replacing wooden flooring with carpet to absorb noise, avoid busy/bold patterns which can cause distraction, and install soft furnishing again to absorb noise.

Simply to reduce background noise whenever possible is always helpful too. Telephone equipment maybe recommended, or a hearing loop, infrared system, flashing smoke alarms, and other devices which are essential for safety when caring for someone with a level of hearing loss.

If people are not supported to manage their hearing loss effectively, it can have a very negative impact including feelings of anger, frustration, low confidence, depression, stress and anxiety, which can create communication difficulties, commonly resulting in social isolation, due to the change in behaviour.

How to recognise signs of hearing loss was featured in one of our previous blogs, "Signs you maybe losing your hearing..."

Whether it's recognising and diagnosing hearing loss, managing ear wax removal, or providing hearing aids encouraging communication, we can help. Professional hearing care and good-quality digital hearing aids are essential to re-instate good communication. Audiology requires specialist trained staff, something Nathan Gluck hearing care appreciates, as registered healthcare professionals. We pride ourselves on our personal and professional high-quality service, tailored to your individual needs.

The national UK hearing charity Action on Hearing Loss, stress the importance of good hearing management, and provide some useful tips on how to care for people with hearing loss:

1. Recognising and diagnosing hearing loss

Changing the world for deaf and hard of hearing people. Action on Hearing Loss is the new name of the RNID, the largest charity representing the 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK.

www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

Support groups may be useful for someone if they are adapting to hearing loss, listening to advice from others who also suffer.

To find out more about our hearing services and seek our professional advice today, simply contact our hearing consultants on 0800 781 0422, by completing our quick and easy appointment form, or by directly emailing us via info@nathangluckhearingcare.co.uk.

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Caring for people with hearing loss