Hearing loss can be a common part of ageing. Not everyone becomes hard of hearing, but more than a third of people over the age of 65 have significant problems. It can make communication difficult and can cause emotional stress for the sufferer and those around them. Be aware of the signs in people around you...
People with hearing impairment can experience:
Loss of confidence
Irritability and anger
Feeling of being ignored
Dependence on others
Withdrawal, isolation and loneliness
Exclusion from family and social activities
Other people, such as family members and close friends, may find themselves:
Talking for the other person
Continually having to explain or interpret
Sacrificing some activities (eg. theatre, parties)
Making assumptions about what hard of hearing person thinks or needs
Embarrassed in company
A study completed in 2007, “Unseen and Unheard”, commissioned by Senses Foundation found that in Western Australia, there are over six thousand people over the age of 60 with both vision and hearing loss. Many of them live in the community and have significant restrictions to their activities of daily living, communication, socialization and mobility.
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Hearing Loss Factsheets
• Doro cares about delivering the best sound especially for people who are hearing impaired
• Unlike competitors the PhoneEasy 615 has three tone adjustments so you can adjust the tone quality to suit your hearing
• Extra loud speakers and ring tones are standard
• Hearing Aid compatibility (HAC) of M3/T4 simply means best in class suitability for people with hearing aids
• Insight: lower quality phones compromise sound quality. Tone controls can make a huge difference.