Thursday, 22 January 2015

How Big Is the Problem of Hearing Loss in Australia?

One among six Australians experience impaired hearing nowadays. Hearing losses affect people of all age groups but particularly there are a lot more baby boomers aged forty-five to sixty-four with this kind of loss than there are people of age over sixty-five years.

As the baby boomers reach their mid-age, there comes a time when hearing loss becomes a lot more noticeable. These people face concerns regarding what to do about the hearing loss. Boomers can have a lot more hearing problems at early age than the previous generations. The noisy-lifestyle with more exposure to the loud stereos, rock concerts, lawn mowers, power tools and city traffic can take its toll on their ears.

The hearing aid specialists in Bulleen confirm that they are observing more young people looking for help with a hearing loss. There are about millions of Australians who are exposed to excessively noisy environments. Among those millions of people with such defects, there are about many people who are partially attributable to the damage from exposure to the loud sounds.
Most of the hearing loss may be helped but they cannot be cured by using hearing aids. Still, most of the people suffering from such a kind of problem do not take advantage of this device. Actually, according to a survey, most of the people having a hearing loss can hear better with a hearing aid but only a few people who need one wears one. 

Hearing loss is basically reduced hearing. It can be caused by different factors. It is different from deafness. It may affect a person’s work as well as personal life.  There are mainly two types of hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss is caused due to malfunctions or obstructions in the mid or outer ear. Sensorineural hearing loss is basically caused by damage to hair cells in inner ear.
Talking to a person who is suffering from hearing loss is not that easy in Australia. The person may not be able to understand what you are saying. For that, you first need to seek the attention of the person and stand close to him or her while talking. You should never cover your mouth while speaking and should talk more slowly than you do normally. Sometimes, you may need to raise your voice and use body and hand movements to make the person understand what you are trying to say actually.  

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