Hearing is something that a lot of people take for granted. Being able to hear a phone ring or birds chirp are things we don’t usually give a second thought to.
However, for somebody suffering from hearing loss, not being able to hear everyday sounds can be incredibly isolating.
Hearing Aids for Workforce
Hearing loss can occur at any stage of life, for a number of reasons. In some cases, hearing loss is inherited and doesn’t present itself until later in life. In many other cases, however, it can appear earlier due to consistent exposure to loud noises or from head injuries, illnesses or certain medications.
Commonly referred to as industrial deafness or noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), hearing loss related to work used to be very common in industries such as construction and factory work before personal protective equipment (PPE) became widely used. While less common, NIHL is experienced by many people today, resulting in temporary or permanent hearing loss, or tinnitus.
Why hearing loss occurs?
Hearing loss, like many other health-related matters, can occur at any stage of life, for a number of different reasons. In some cases, hearing loss is inherited (see: genetic hearing loss) and doesn’t present itself until later on in life. For other people, it can appear earlier and may be heightened by exposure to loud noises, head injuries, illnesses or certain medications.
Do You Have Noise-Induced Hearing Loss?
Hearing impairments in the workplace can be caused by repeated exposure to loud noises over a long time, such as power tools, or a sudden loud noise such as an explosion. If you think you are suffering from NIHL, it’s essential to get a hearing test and be fitted with appropriate hearing aids to restore your hearing so you can continue working safe.
Common signs that people with hearing loss have include:
Compensation for Work Related Hearing Loss
The state government provides a scheme for employees who are suffering from work related hearing loss with access to compensation, which includes hearing aids and rehabilitation. This scheme is administered by Worksafe Queensland. Hearing loss claims vary depending on the circumstances that led to the condition, how severe the hearing loss is and whether you suffer an incapacity for work due to the condition.
Benefits of Modern Hearing Aids
If you suffer from hearing loss at a young age, it’s common to feel apprehensive about wearing hearing aids. Fortunately, today’s hearing aid technology means the devices are very comfortable, practically invisible and produce crystal clear stereo quality sound.
Improving your hearing with a well fitted, high-quality hearing device can improve your social interactions and professional life. At Health and Hearing, we supply a wide range of hearing aids and can find the right ones to suit your needs. We offer a 14 day love it or return it guarantee to ensure you’re satisfied.
How do we test your hearing?
During your free 30 minute consultation with us, we will check your ear canals and conduct a hearing baseline measurement. This involves measuring the intensity (decibels) and frequency (hertz) of the sounds you can and can’t hear and at what thresholds.
We’ll then categorise your results as either mild, moderate, severe or profound hearing loss (don’t worry, we’ll explain these to you in more detail when we see you). We will also be able to recommend what actions you should take from here on.
We pride ourselves with not being pushy or hard selling. We value Kindness and Respect, you will see that come through loud and clear if you decide to visit us. Want some proof of that? Just visit our website and click on ‘Testimonials’ tab, and you will hear it from dozens of our clients.
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Book a Consultation at Health & Hearing Today
Get in touch for a free no obligation, no pressure appointment in Brisbane to find out more about getting hearing aids. Book your free consultation today by calling us on 07 3152 4056 or contact us online.
Buy from Brisbane’s most trusted hearing specialist
We are dedicated to providing convenient, affordable solutions so you can regain your youthful hearing.
So why should you buy from Health and Hearing?
- We specialise in invisible hearing aids, so only you will know you’re wearing them.
- We are independent, so you will get the hearing aid you need, calibrated specifically for you, so you will get the best out of your aids
- No pressure, obligation free process
- 14-Day Love It Or Return It Guarantee
- 3 – 5 Year Total Warranty Cover for total peace of mind
- Free hearing tests and 365 Days aftercare support
A recent client satisfaction study found that 86% of H&H clients rate their hearing aids an 8 out of 10 or better. The largest group was by far the 10/10 group.
86% of our customers say
our hearing aids are an
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What we recommend
We supply quality hearing aids for pensioners, veterans and people in the workforce with the latest features such as smartphone and Bluetooth connectivity. The right kind of hearing device for you will depend on factors such as:
- Your level of hearing loss
- Your lifestyle (active or fairly sedentary)
- Whether you are employed or retired
- Your style preferences (hidden or slightly visible)
Once your hearing aids are selected, they will be set up and professionally fitted to suit your particular requirements. A follow up takes place a week or two after the fitting to ensure everything is going well.