In most cases, hearing loss symptoms occur slowly over time, often impacting high-frequency sounds first. Common “noise” and sounds become harder to pick up and soon it may begin impacting social interaction. We thought about some of the everyday sounds typically taken for granted and began to wonder about the little things that would be missing. Here are our top 5
Bacon sizzling on a frying pan
A child’s first words
Birds singing in the early morning
The crackling of an open fire
First whistle of a boiling kettle
This list give you a better idea of the types of sounds you might not miss with even a small amount of hearing loss. Even small sounds that you might not even know you are missing, can start to affect the quality of your life. If you have begun to notice that you may be missing some of these common sounds, you may want to consider getting your hearing checked by a hearing professional.
Anybody who might be concerned about their hearing, can avail of a free hearing test at any Hidden Hearing branch nationwide. You can book a hearing test free of charge at any of Hidden Hearing’s 60 clinics nationwide. Freephone 1800 370 000 or visit www.hiddenhearing.ie.