Offering professional Audiology services in Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Sedgefield and Somerset West
Our goal is to not only to improve your hearing, but ultimately, your overall well-being. We provide personalised, caring and comprehensive, state of the art audiological services for those with hearing loss and tinnitus by implementing the following 3 steps:
STEP 1: Assess
Using advanced technology, our audiologists are highly skilled in performing diagnostic examinations that are thorough, precise and accurate. They determine the exact problem before recommending the appropriate solution.
STEP 2: Improve
We recommend the best possible solutions to help optimise your ability to hear.
STEP 3: Protect
We supply and fit a wide range of custom made hearing protection devices for many applications.
Facts about hearing loss
While there are different types of hearing loss, presbycusis (loss of hearing that occurs gradually as one ages) is the most common for those 55 and older. Exposure to loud noises also contributes to many with hearing damage. Genetics, birth defects, infections of the head or ear, excessive earwax (temporary hearing loss issue), and reactions to drugs are all triggers for hearing loss. While you cannot reverse most types of hearing loss, there are options to improve your hearing.
Common signs of hearing loss
Are you concerned about your hearing?
- Constantly asking others to repeat themselves
- Turning up the TV or radio to volume levels others find loud
- Having trouble understanding conversation in noisy places
- Feeling like other people mumble or slur their words
- Having trouble hearing women’s and children’s voices
- Having trouble hearing on the telephone
- Feeling more irritable or depressed
- Avoiding social situations that were once enjoyable
- Having difficulty following a fast-moving conversation
- Missing important information in meetings
- Being told by others that you have hearing problems
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these points, you may have hearing loss and it might be time to consult a professional.
While most instances of hearing loss cannot be reversed, there are ways to improve hearing. Seeing a hearing specialist sooner is better. Over time, reduced stimulation to your ears and brain can actually impair the brain’s ability to process sound and recognize speech.
The more speech recognition deteriorates, the more difficult it is to recover. When you can’t hear what’s going on around you, your mental sharpness suffers. If you feel you or a loved one has an issue with hearing, the sooner you take action and contact a hearing specialist, the sooner you put a stop to the many negative effects of hearing loss.
The good news…
With today’s modern advancements in hearing aid technology, there is no reason to “just put up” with hearing loss anymore. Contact us in Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Sedgefield or Somerset West to set up an examination and take the first step towards celebrating the sounds of your life.