Mothers tolerate so much and often make compromises we’ll never know of. So, when you start to notice certain signs that her hearing is not what it used to be, she may need a little help from you.
One of the easiest tell-tale signs that your mother or a mother you may know, needs to go for a hearing test, is when the song she loves to groove to in the kitchen suddenly becomes so loud it sounds like a live concert.
Or when the TV is blaring so loud, your dog runs away.
Another sign of hearing loss that can be frustrating is having to repeat yourself and speaking slower so no words are missed.
These days, it’s hard to generalise at what age people experience hearing loss, as several lifestyle factors can also affect the outcome.
However, Presbycusis (age-related hearing loss) is a loss of hearing that occurs as people get older. It might even begin in a person’s thirties or forties and steadily deteriorate over time.
When it comes to your mother, there are several signs to look out for that will help you get an early diagnosis and appropriate treatments:
The days of hearing devices being stigmatised are long gone.
Today’s modern devices are almost invisible, beautifully designed, and link with apps on compatible smartphones and tablets to do tasks such as: