Hearing loss affects one in six Australians, an 3.5 million people.
Hearing loss in Australia is mainly mild in nature but one third of people experience a loss that is moderate or severe to profound. T
The prevalence of hearing loss rises from one per cent for people aged younger than 15 years to three in every four people aged over 70.
Hearing loss is often described as the “invisible disability”. That’s partly because hearing aids tend not to be obvious, and also because those affected are often isolated through lack of access to communications.
People often wait for years before they seek help for their hearing loss. They ignore the signs, which include turning the TV or stereo up so loud that others complain, frequently needing to ask others to repeat themselves, and not being able to hear properly on the telephone.
Early detection and management of hearing loss is key.
Bellarine Hearing, a family-run and independent clinic, offers full hearing assessments and advice regarding hearing loss and hearing aids.
The clinic is staffed by experienced, university-qualified audiologists as well as a friendly and knowledgeable reception team.
Anyone wanting to book an appointment at Bellarine Hearing should phone 5229 6407.