What are Hearing Checks?
Hearing is important, as 40% of the information provided by our senses is auditory. A Hearing Check is a simple, 15-minute appointment during which you will be played several sounds to test whether you may be suffering from hearing loss.
Hearing loss becomes more prevalent as we get older. Over half the population between 60 and 70 years of age experience a hearing loss. Over 70% of people over 70 experience hearing loss and this increases to 80% in those aged over 80.
What are the signs of hearing loss?
Some signs that may indicate you are experiencing hearing loss include:
What are some contributing factors to hearing loss?
There are several factors which may increase your chances of experiencing hearing loss, including:
How your PharmaSave Pharmacist can help
Ask your local PharmaSave Pharmacy about opportunities to test your hearing at an in-pharmacy hearing check day. You can find your nearest PharmaSave Pharmacy here.