Humor can sometimes make lite of a serious situation – but it’s a great way to break the ice and start a conversation.
Hearing and quality of life are closely linked. Poor hearing affects both the person with the loss and those with whom they communicate. A comprehensive study on the effects of untreated hearing loss on adults as well as their families found that hearing loss impacts on our social, emotional, psychological and physical well-being.
An elderly gentleman…
Had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100% .
The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, ‘Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.’
The gentleman replied, ‘Oh, I haven’t told my family yet.
I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I’ve changed my will three times!’
Three old guys are out walking.
First one says, ‘Windy, isn’t it?’
Second one says, ‘No, it’s Thursday!’
Third one says, ‘So am I. Let’s go get a beer.’
A man was telling his neighbor, ‘I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it’s state of the art. It’s perfect.’
‘Really,’ answered the neighbor ‘What kind is it?’
‘ Twelve thirty.’
And one more…
Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical.
A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm.
A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, ‘You’re really doing great, aren’t you?’
Morris replied, ‘Just doing what you said, Doc: ‘Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.”
The doctor said, ‘I didn’t say that. I said, ‘You’ve got a heart murmur; be careful.’
Sounds are measured using the decibel scale. An increase of 10 sounds twice as loud but has ten times more power or energy to cause damage. The larger the number, the shorter the period of time for exposure before damage occurs. Avoiding exposure to sounds that are too loud, for too long, or too close is the most effective prevention for noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus.
Found this fun app called Keep The Noise Down. It measures the noise levels in your house, workplace or classroom and an alarm triggers if you go over the limit! Noise Down lets you set an alarmed noise level for your house, classroom, workplace or elsewhere. As soon as someone goes your specified limit, an alert sounds!
Name and shame the noisiest people! Helps reduce the noise in your relationship, with the kids, in the office and more
Noise Down is fun way to measure and control the noise levels in your home, workplace, classroom, or anywhere you need to “keep the noise down”.
It is very easy to use, and the results can be quite astonishing, with noticeable reduction in the noise around you – shouting, screaming, yelling – restore some calm around you.
Dark chocolate is good for your hearing health! You may not believe it, but eating your dark chocolate Easter Egg can benefit your hearing due to the abundance of zinc and other antioxidants that protect your inner ears against the most prevalent health threat to the ageing population, which is hearing loss. Another way to obtain zinc is to make sure you take a zinc supplement a day.
Happy Easter Everyone!
Why consult an independent audiologist?
Independent audiologists own and operate their own practices, which means that the owner of the clinic has qualified at university and is trained as an audiologist.
Hearing And Audiology are proud members of Independent Audiologists Australia
Independent audiologists are not owned by or closely affiliated to hearing device manufacturers.
Independent audiologists provide continuity of service – you will see the same audiologist at each visit and know that the work of any employee is overseen by a qualified audiologist.
Independent audiologists do not work to sales targets or receive commission on hearing device sales.
Independent audiologist provide advice and guide your rehabilitation decisions. Full explanations will be given for all recommendations that are linked to your hearing and communication needs.
Independent audiologists will deliver professional services tailored to your needs, as shown from a comprehensive hearing assessment.
Independent audiologists can offer government funded services – for Hearing Services Program voucher holders, WorkCover or WorkSafe candidates, Department of Veterans Affairs and where Medicare rebates apply.