Why is Hearing Important?

Why is Hearing Important?

We all know that hearing is important for communication and enjoyment, particularly of music. But did you know that reduction in hearing is also associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia?

Treatment of hearing loss, such as with hearing aids can delay or prevent dementia.

If you or others are concerned about your hearing we can perform a simple hearing test at the Practice to screen for hearing loss. This test is only available to people aged 20 or over. Those under 20 years of age will be referred for specialised hearing assessments.

Please make an appointment with your doctor. Please inform the receptionist when you are making your appointment that you want a hearing test