Hearing aids can help a person’s mental and physical well being as well as their hearing

Deaf man makes a hearing testResearch into people with hearing loss has found that those who wear hearing aids feel less physically and mentally exhausted in the evenings than those who don’t, according to information published in The Hearing Review March 2013.

Questions were asked within surveys by EuroTrak and JapanTrak conducted in Italy, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway and Japan.

Among those who had significant hearing loss and did not use hearing aids, around 60% said they often felt physically exhausted in the evenings, while only 40% of people who used hearing aids said the same.

50% of those with significant hearing loss said they felt mentally exhausted by the evening, compared to only around 30% who did use hearing aids.

Dolores Madden a spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:

“This research reveals just how much benefit hearing aids can have to a person’s mental and physical well being as well as their hearing. Straining to concentrate on what people are saying can be exhausting and if you are dealing with hearing loss it is well worth booking a free hearing test at one of our hearing centre’s to find out if a hearing aid is suitable for you.”

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.

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