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Good hearing is essential for getting the most out of everyday life.  Hearing well means that we can communicate fully with our families, our friends and our work colleagues and enjoy the sounds that we love to hear, be it music, birdsong, television, or radio. 

Over 40% of People Over 50 in the UK Deal with Hearing Loss

In the UK, hearing loss affects over 40% of people over the age of 50 and, unless it is diagnosed professionally and treated quickly, it can lead not only to deafness but to several other conditions including depression, social isolation, and dementia.

Very often hearing loss is age-related and comes on gradually, so it can often be difficult to notice at first. But the sooner it can be diagnosed, the less likely it is to progress quickly, and, in some cases, it can be halted altogether.

So, if you are struggling with your hearing or if you think you may have even mild hearing loss, it’s always a good idea to get your hearing tested as soon as possible.

Common symptoms of hearing loss

There are several common symptoms of hearing loss that you can look out for.

  1. Friends, family, or colleagues complain that you mishear them or that they have to repeat themselves when talking to you
  2. You struggle to hear clearly when there is background noise, for example in a busy restaurant, café, or pub
  3. You have a ringing or buzzing in one or both ears. This is a condition called Tinnitus  which can also cause ear pain and headaches and is often related to hearing loss
  4. You find it difficult to hear the TV or radio at normal volume or to hear properly on the telephone and are always having to increase the volume up to hear properly

If you have you are experiencing any of these symptoms, then call us straight away on 01732 525912 to book a hearing test at our Kings Hill clinic.  A hearing test is a painless and non-invasive procedure during which you will be seated comfortably and asked to respond to a series of sounds of varying pitch and loudness. You will also be asked to respond to words and conversation while there is background noise.  

A hearing test usually takes about 40 minutes and not everyone who has their hearing tested is diagnosed with a long-term hearing loss.  For example, a temporary hearing loss could be caused by an ear infection or your ears being blocked with earwax , in which case the wax can be professionally removed to enable you to hear clearly again.

To book a hearing test please call Kent Hearing on 01732 525912 or email    Alternatively, you can find more information on our diagnostic services here