Dinner parties with friends, festive work drinks, candlelit carols and excited children running about. The sounds of the holidays are here! And whether it’s family discussions over who makes the best roast potatoes or Mariah Carey’s dulcet tones ringing out from your radio, you’ll want to enjoy them at full volume.
But when we come indoors for winter, we’re spending a lot more of our time in enclosed spaces like noisy pubs and echo-y dining rooms – and this can make it harder on our hearing.
Perhaps you find it difficult when background noise interferes with conversation, or speech sounds mumbled and lacking in definition in these busy environments. If that sounds familiar, it’s a good idea to get your free hearing test.
Why hearing check-ups are important
While it’s much easier to detect problems with our vision and trips to the optician are often a regular part of life, hearing problems can easily go unnoticed. So it’s important to regularly get your hearing checked because, if left untreated, hearing problems can get worse.
Signs to look out for
If you’ve experienced any of the following, it’s time to get a hearing test:
- Others complain the TV volume is too loud
- People complain you have ‘selective hearing’
- You often have to ask people to repeat themselves
- Background noise is distracting/painful
- You find it difficult to follow conversations with multiple people
- Needing to use subtitles for the TV
- You’re feeling lonely or isolated from not hearing properly
Take our free online test
With our new easy online hearing test, you can determine your hearing health in just a few seconds. You simply play a series of tones and then you’ll receive your personal audiograph with your results..
If the results show you may be experiencing some hearing loss, you can book an appointment with one of our expert audiologists for a free full hearing assessment, or call 0800 52 00 546. We can then help you get back to living your life in all its aural glory.