Hearing health

Many people who have a hearing problem put off doing anything about it for several years. This can not only impact their quality of life but it can also put a strain on relationships with family and friends.

Doing something in the early stages of hearing loss can minimise the overall impact on your hearing health as well as your emotional and mental wellbeing.

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Common reasons people put off addressing hearing loss
The truth about hearing loss
Common reasons people put off addressing hearing loss

“Hearing aids are bulky and obvious and I would be too self-conscious to wear one.”

The truth is ...

Modern hearing aids are more discreet and high tech than they use to be. There are many widely available hearing aids that are barely noticeable. Ask our staff to see for yourself!

“I don’t hear as well as I used to, but I get by, so the longer I can get away without a hearing aid, the better.”

The truth is ...

There is some evidence that untreated hearing loss can impact your language and communication abilities.1 Untreated hearing loss over a long period could lead to social isolation and anxiety, loss of learning opportunities, and reduced academic/career achievement and prospects. 2,3 It has also been shown to impact on emotional wellbeing, with a connection between hearing loss and symptoms of depression. 1

“Hearing aids are expensive.”

The truth is ...

If you require a hearing device, our audiologists can recommend a product that best suits your needs and your budget. Furthermore, Bupa customers receive a 20% discount on all hearing aids at Bupa Hearing. On some levels of Extras cover, you may be able to claim on hearing aids, provided you have not claimed for these in the last three years, saving you even more.^

1 Australian Hearing. Binge listening [Online] 2013 [accessed Dec 2015] Available from: www.hearing.com.au
2 Access Economics. Listen Hear! The economic impact and cost of hearing loss in Australia. 2006.
3 Australian Hearing. Long-term effects of hiding hearing loss [Online] 2013 [accessed Dec 2015] Available from: www.hearing.com.au

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