When it comes to coping with hearing loss, you really don't have to battle through life and feel as though everything's a struggle.
There is a wide range of equipment out there to assist people in their day-to-day lives, helping you adjust to both life at home and in the outside world.
Now, obviously we here at Leightons can help you with all the advice you need on digital hearing aids, as well as provide a free hearing test, but there are other secondary tools that are at your disposal as well.
Different sounds at home
Should you have difficulty in hearing different sorts of noises then there are plenty of things out there that can help you.
For instance, if you struggle with one or more sounds, such as hearing your doorbell, alarm clock, telephone or smoke alarm, then fear not.
You can get equipment that is either extra loud, uses flashing lights, or vibrates to alert you to things that you may not otherwise hear.
This is vital for things that need immediate attention, such as your alarm clock or door.
It's also vital for telephones and mobile phones too and there is equipment available which means you can adjust or adapt the phone you already have, rather than having to shell out for a new one.
When it comes to hearing the ringing tone, ensure your volume is at maximum, although if it is the person at the other end you are struggling to hear then an amplifier may be a wise purchase.
Listening equipment can be used in a wide array of environments and helps to amplify the sound.
It can be used to hear the television, radio, hi-fi and conversation better and many come complete with headphones, a neckloop and ear hooks.
Remember, for any further information, call in to a Leightons branch and ask all the questions you like.