Hearing health is about so much more than your ears—it can affect your social-emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being. Growing evidence shows that not only are these three dimensions connected, but that hearing rehabilitation can provide benefits to your overall well-being.¹ Which is why prioritising your hearing health and treatment can impact your quality of life and connection with the world. Phonak can help you thrive with hearing loss—whether it’s for you, a loved one, student, or coworker.
Many people underestimate the impact of hearing loss, thinking of it as just a sensory problem. In reality, hearing loss can have a fundamental impact on communicating with others and connecting to them, which is why hearing is vital to overall health and it's crucial to take action to protect your well-being.
When you've lived with hearing loss for a while, you might be surprised with all the new experiences you'll have when first wearing hearing aids. But with some helpful techniques, you can make the most of your experience.
The relationship between you and your hearing care specialist is more than just an occasional appointment. It should be an ongoing partnership to help you achieve long-term hearing health. The more they can get to know you, the better they can understand your lifestyle needs and provide solutions to help you live an engaged and connected life.
It’s important to learn how to advocate for yourself so you can thrive in work or school environments. Self-advocacy requires knowledge of your hearing health and may require new communication skills, which Phonak can help you learn.
It can be challenging when a loved one discovers they are experiencing hearing loss, but it’s important to offer support that works for you, your loved one, and the whole family. Phonak can help you learn ways to encourage your loved one throughout their hearing journey.
Being an ally to people with hearing loss is not just about being supportive of their hearing loss journey, it’s about engaging them in conversations to know how best to support their needs.
Educating yourself about children's hearing care needs can help you make the best decisions for your child’s future. With fifty years of expertise, we’re knowledgeable about paediatric hearing care and work closely with leading hearing care professionals to offer holistic solutions for you and your children.
Although it can be challenging to start the conversation of hearing loss with a loved one, especially if they are reluctant, your support is vital in helping them begin their hearing journey. Phonak can help you learn some empathetic and patient ways to encourage your loved one to seek treatment.
1. Vercammen, C., Ferguson, M., Kramer, S.E., et al. (2020). Well-Hearing is Well-Being. Hearing Review, 27(3), 18-22.