How Do I Know If I Need Hearing Aids?

Unsure of whether you understood everything someone just said? Are crowded restaurants not enjoyable because of all the noise? Feeling left out in group conversations? 

If this sounds familiar, you might need hearing aids. Read on to learn the signs and symptoms of hearing loss, how hearing aids can help, and which solution is best for you.

You know you need a hearing aid when . . . 

The first step in understanding if you need hearing aids is recognizing the common signs of hearing loss.

Hearing loss signs include:

Difficulty following conversations– Struggling to keep up with group discussions or frequently asking people to repeat themselves.

Trouble hearing high-pitched sounds– Sounds like birds chirping, doorbells ringing, or children’s voices are often the first to go.

Increased volume on electronic devices– Frequently turning up the volume on your TV, phone, or tablet.

Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)– Hearing a ringing, buzzing, humming or whistling sound with no external source

Difficulty hearing in noisy environments– When background noise often makes it hard to understand speech.

Online hearing tests – the first step to better hearing 

An online hearing test is one of the easiest ways to check for potential hearing loss. These tests can provide you with a general idea of your hearing ability. If the online test suggests you may have hearing loss, you should visit a hearing care professional for a comprehensive evaluation.

TAKE A FREE ONLINE HEARING TEST 

Visiting us, your local, independent hearing care professional 

A hearing care professional is the most reliable source for assessing your hearing health. We will thoroughly evaluate your hearing loss type and degree. Based on your specific needs, we can recommend hearing aids or other hearing solutions and ensure you get the best fit for your hearing needs and lifestyle.

How hearing aids can help 

There are plenty of benefits to consider if you are thinking about getting hearing aids.

Hearing aids can help you:

Actively participate in conversations and feel more confident in social situations. With better hearing, you’ll be able to contribute your thoughts and ideas more fully. That can be a huge confidence booster.

Enjoy social events by allowing you to hear and understand the conversation, music, and other sounds around you.

Stay safe by being aware of your surroundings, thanks to hearing aids alerting you to alarms, traffic sounds, and other warnings.

If you’re experiencing any signs of hearing loss, it’s important to take an online hearing test or visit a hearing care professional to determine if you need hearing aids. With the right hearing aids, you be a part of things again while staying safe and getting the most out of life.

Don’t let hearing loss hold you back – take the first step towards better hearing today.  We are independent hearing care specialists covering Morecambe, Lancaster, the Fylde coast, Blackpool, Thornton in Cleveleys, Lytham and all the areas in-between.

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A word from our specialist:

Robert Hood RHAD – Hearing Care Professional

Being an Independent Hearing Aid Audiologist I am able to offer a very large range of Signia Hearing Instruments. This ensures that my clients have a maximum choice of selection and price.

All hearing tests are free and without obligation, and entirely confidential. Only by having a hearing test can we ascertain whether you are a candidate for a hearing aid or not. Any aid supplied by us carries a 30-day written satisfaction or money back guarantee.

Being an independent company means we can offer the very latest technology to suit your own specific needs, including television and radio amplifiers, tinnitus maskers, customised aids, loud or vibrating alarm clocks, shake wake alarm clocks, travel alarm clocks, telephone amplifiers, vibrating flashing alarm watches with neon lights, bone conduction and spectacle hearing aids and much much more.

Our repair service to customers old and new is fast and efficient for most types of hearing aids. We know only too well how a hearing aid is missed when something goes wrong or if it needs cleaning or servicing.

Batteries can be bought in any of our hearing aid centres or by post from us direct. Our clients also make savings by the use of battery voucher books or buying by the box.