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Hearing versus Listening

There is a distinct difference between hearing and listening difficulties. Each has its own cause(s), symptoms, effects and possible solutions. They are often misinterpreted or confused with one another, which can cause real frustration.  At the Hearing & Health Centre we asses the individual holistically and implement advanced techniques such as the Berard AIT and Neurofeedback to assist each person’s situation.hearing

Hearing Difficulties

Listening Difficulties

  • Difficulty hearing in noisy situations
  • TV or radio tuned up to a high volume
  • Ringing in your ears – Tinnitus
  • Trouble hearing women and children
  • Require frequent repetition
  • Cannot follow conversations

  • Fatigue, tension, stress and depression
  • Withdraw from social situations
  • Social rejection and loneliness
  • Reduced job performance and earning power

  • Certain medications – Ototoxicity
  • Exposure to loud sounds
  • Getting older
  • Family history of hearing loss

  • Improve communication
  • Improve relationships
  • Improve quality of life
  • Improve work performance
  • Increase self-esteem

  • Appear ‘tuned out’
  • Sensitive to certain sounds
  • Require frequent repetition
  • Daydreamer’ or ‘selective listener’
  • Over focused on TV
  • Attention problems

  • Poor self image
  • Poor grades
  • Few friends
  • Often in trouble

  • Attention problems
  • Nutrition
  • Auditory processing disorder
  • Hyper- or hypo hearing

  • Appy social life
  • Better relationships at home
  • Participation at school
  • Higher marks
  • Higher marks
  • Improved quality of life