If you feel that lately you are having issues with your hearing and it's beginning to impact your social, work, and home life, then it might be a good idea to book in for a hearing test. Hearing tests are simple and easy to carry out, and you'll receive friendly care from our professional and experienced audiologist, David Holden.
All kinds of hearing loss can be diagnosed through our testing process, so you'll receive comprehensive hearing protection
TREAT THEM EARLY
Hearing loss is a cunning thief most of the time. It tends to creep up on you slowly, robbing you of your hearing in small increments until you're having trouble comprehending conversations and missing out on some of your favourite noises.
FAQ: 'How can I know if I have hearing loss?'
Only a skilled hearing health practitioner can tell you for sure, but there are 3 signs that might mean you're not hearing as well as you should be:
COMMON SOUNDS HAVE SEEMINGLY DISAPPEARED
Consider how long it has been since you heard birds singing or crickets chirping. When the car's turn signal is blinking, do you hear it? Is it difficult for you to hear your wife or grandchildren when they speak?
These higher-pitched noises and voices have frequencies of 2,000 Hz or higher, which are difficult to hear for persons with high-frequency hearing loss.
YOUR EARS RING CONSTANTLY
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate more than 50 million people suffer from some degree of tinnitus, making it one of the most common health conditions in the country.
Both age-related hearing loss and noise-induced hearing loss can cause tinnitus, a condition also known as ringing in the ears. In these two situations, researchers believe tinnitus may be the brain’s way of filling in the missing frequencies it is no longer receiving from the auditory system
YOU STRAIN TO LISTEN AND IT'S EXHAUSTING
You may have hearing fatigue if you find yourself straining to hear what's being said and feeling more tired than normal at the end of the day. You have trouble following the conversation, much like a fading radio station or a weak phone connection.
Hearing is a brain activity, which most people are unaware of. It takes a lot more effort for your brain to process the sound it gets from your inner ear when your auditory system is damaged. In effect, the signal has been disrupted.
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Matt has qualified as an Audiologist since 2013, after studying at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. He has worked in both the private and NHS sectors during this time and is also qualified in wax removal via microsuction. Matt likes spending time getting to know his patients well, in order to ensure they are provided with the right care, and the most suitable hearing instruments and solutions to help improve their everyday life. Helping patients hear better in situations specific to them is the most satisfying part of his job.
In his spare time, Matt plays bass guitar in a band and was proud to release an album a couple of years ago. He also enjoys spending time and traveling with his young family and their dog Pinto. When he’s not busy, Matt will happily sit and watch any sport on TV for hours, especially cricket!