A patient shares his journey with hearing loss and hearing aids

“When I was first advised in late October 2012 that I needed hearing aids it was quite a shock to me as I always thought ‘old’ people needed hearing aids. It took me about three weeks to take the decision to have them fitted and the difference was quite scary as I had never understood why people said that my car radio was loud on 9 until I had my hearing aids in and brought the level down to 6. I am the minute taker at the agency where I work and I was always able to get the gist of what was being said but once the hearing aids were in I heard very much more specific things which was quite a revelation to me. It does take some getting used to having hearing aids but for me it was certainly the right decision.” A.G Age: 58 years

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