David Mason R.H.A.D Hearing Aid Audiologist Ampleforth, York.    Tel: 0800 612 7 812
0800 612 7812

David has now retired and has
handed over the business to
Mr Robert Donnan RHAD.

Please be assured that his service and commitment to his clients are in direct parallel with our own. He has recently opened a branch in Fulford, York and has a number of other highly useful resources that you may find useful in the future. This includes Micro suction.

You can have every confidence in his service and I'm delighted to say that he always treats people with consideration and commitment. If you are interested in the latest hearing instruments he will only be too pleased to organise a free trial.

David Mason - August 2016


York Hearing Practice, 92 Main Street, Fulford, YORK YO10 4PS

Freephone 0800 612 7812

Signs and Symptoms of a
Hearing Loss

hearing loss diagram

Most hearing losses occur gradually, so the signs and symptoms are often difficult to recognize. People might begin turning up the volume on the TV, or asking other people to repeat themselves.

When hearing starts to fade, we tend to forget how things sound. We start to live in a quieter world, unaware that we are missing the softer sounds of everyday life, like the patter of rain or birdsong.

It might be time to consult a hearing professional if you, or someone you are close to, is experiencing one or more of the following problems:

  • People seem to be mumbling
  • You have to strain to hear when someone talks or whispers
  • You have difficulty hearing someone call from behind or from another room
  • You need to watch a speaker’s lips more closely to follow conversation
  • Following a conversation is difficult when you're in a group of people, for example at a meeting, at church, or during lectures
  • You have to turn up the volume on the TV or radio
  • You have problems hearing clearly on the telephone
  • You have difficulty hearing at the theatre, cinema, or other entertainment venues
  • You find it hard to hear in noisy environments, for example in a restaurant or car
  • You have begun to limit your social activities due to difficulty hearing and communicating; and
  • Family, friends, or colleagues mention that they often have to repeat themselves

An observer will also start to see psychological or emotional signs such as:

  • Becoming more distant... not quite as talkative or communicating as readily
  • Appearing not to be interested or showing only superficial responses
  • Irritability - they may have been told to turn the volume down more often than they would like
  • Looking worried - for example, if they feel they could have misheard a medical diagnosis
  • Becoming more and more frustrated - even the smaller things could become a chore; and
  • Feeling more and more isolated, especially in a group – are they picking up a newspaper or a book to disguise this?

Please remember that there are no visual signs of the onset of a hearing problem, it occurs gradually, sometimes taking years to acknowledge the deterioration. There are a number of stages. The first stage is one of denial; it is always blamed on the way that other people speak.

Once they admit that they may have a hearing loss, the next stage often reflects a feeling of irritation or resentment, even exasperation and isolation. Even at this stage there will be some resistance. The final stage is acceptance. It is only at this stage that they become more receptive to some positive action.

So be aware that, if someone close to you appears to be changing ‘character’, it could just be their hearing.

To book an appointment, just click here or call Shirley free on 0800 612 7812 any time.


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