Hidden Hearing Publish Advice on Improving Hearing without Hearing Aids, following Increase in Enquiries

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Leading private hearing healthcare specialist, Hidden Hearing, have issued tips on improving hearing without a hearing aid, following a recent rise in enquiries.

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Hidden Hearing have responded to a recent rise in enquiries by publishing new information about ways to improve hearing without a hearing aid.

Anyone with hearing loss may find that it is harder to follow conversations, especially with those that are softly spoken or who have high-pitched voices. The best way of combating this is to book an appointment with a hearing specialist to investigate the problem and see if a hearing aid can assist the problem. But before then, there are some ways a person can improve their hearing.

Hidden Hearing explains:

  •     When eating out in a busy restaurant it can be difficult to keep pace and follow a conversation. Request a table in a quieter spot on the outskirts of the restaurant, away from the kitchen where it is usually quietist and background noise is less likely. It may also be worth choosing to eat at a less busy time.
  •     When going to the theatre or the cinema, read up on the subject and the cast so you have a good understanding of what you’ll be experiencing. Many cinemas offer a subtitle service, so see if this is offered on the film.
  •     At work, try and arrive early for scheduled meetings and find the best place to sit where it is possible to both see and hear the speaker. Informing colleagues of hearing loss can be helpful by requesting for them to confirm anything that is unclear. See if it is possible for minutes to be taken and an email to be sent round, this is likely to benefit most employees so is worth mentioning.
  •     When socialising with friends, somebody with hearing loss should maintain good eye contact with everyone they speak with and make sure that they can see their faces so it is easier to interpret words and convey the meaning and feelings of what’s being said. It may also help to agree to take turns to talk, one at a time.

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss,Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.

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