Being able to hear well may be more important than you think. Whether you have good hearing, or the help of a hearing aid, here are some of the reasons why you should appreciate and look after your incredibly valuable sense of hearing.

You are a better communicator when your hearing is good, and this applies throughout life. Babies acquire language by hearing it. Later in life, your hearing enables you to understand and interpret meanings and nuances in communication in a differentiated way.

You’re also more likely to have a positive attitude towards life when you can hear. Whether at work with colleagues, at home with family or simply relaxing with technology, the ability to hear promotes personal well-being and mental balance. When you can easily interact with people and the world, you will feel more satisfied and be more proactive and optimistic as you navigate through life.

People who hear well are less stressed. Being able to hear facilitates communication, even with noise in the background. If you constantly hear partial conversations, misunderstand what people say, or ask people to repeat themselves, your stress levels rise. You eventually start to withdraw to avoid conversational situations. All these aspects can harm your health.

Boost self-confidence with a hearing test

If you hear well, you have more confidence. Recognition and acceptance are related to how you perceive yourself and how others perceive you. Being able to hear well gives you the self-confidence to step up and participate in conversations, which in turn helps you retain a healthy self-perception.

People who hear well tend to be more successful. Communication shapes our lives more than ever before and an intact sense of hearing can boost career development. Relationships on both a business and personal level thrive when people hear each other, as there are few or no obstacles to listening and understanding each other.

Good hearing also helps with orientation. Being able to see is limited to what is within your view, so your ability to orientate yourself is largely supplemented by spatial hearing. In low visibility or darkness, you rely solely on your ears to determine your orientation.

People who hear well are more capable. Your ears are constantly active and automatically monitor your environment. If your hearing deteriorates, it takes energy to focus on your conversation partners and specific sound sources. You might not hear what people are saying, detect danger or orient yourself. You may also miss out on crucial cues like alarms, babies crying or warning signals and put your life, and possibly others, in danger by not responding in time.

Hearing tests and hearing solutions

If you can’t hear as well as you once did, Strauss Audiology can assess your hearing and provide a solution. We custom fit and adjust hearing aids to restore hearing, and help clients to adjust to living with hearing loss.

Millions of people use hearing aids nowadays to maintain their quality of life. We would like to help you stay in touch with the world too!

About Strauss Audiology
Strauss Audiology is a professional audiology business in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, offering expert, effective hearing advice that is tailored to clients’ unique hearing needs. We conduct hearing evaluations, hearing tests and vertigo assessments, and provide a range of solutions to improve and protect clients’ hearing. This includes providing hearing aids to Cape Town clients. With 16 years of experience, and with the qualifications and certifications to deliver leading hearing care, you can trust us to take care of your hearing needs.

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