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Hearing Awareness Month with Right at Home

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Right at Home, Australia's quality in home care provider and an approved provider of Home Care Packages for support at home, is keeping you informed about hearing as you or your loved ones grow older. 

March is Hearing Awareness Month!

The campaign commenced with World Hearing Day on March 3 to raise awareness of how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote better ear protection and health worldwide. 

Did you know there are four million Australians living with hearing loss? And this figure is predicted to increase to almost nine million by 2050 as the population ages. 

Common signs of hearing loss include: 

  • Difficulty hearing in noisy environments 
  • Frequently asking others to repeat themselves 
  • Struggling to understand conversations over the phone 
  • Turning up the volume on the TV or radio 
  • Difficulty hearing high-pitched sounds, such as children’s voices or birdsong 
  • Withdrawal from social situations 
  • Fatigue or headaches after a conversation 
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus). 

Tips for communicating with someone with hearing loss: 

  • Be sure to face the person with hearing loss positioning yourself so that they can see your mouth and body language.  
  • Be sure the environment is well light so that the person with hearing loss can respond to visual clues.  
  • Be sure to reduce the amount of background noise. 
  • Where possible, sit in the quieter area of a restaurant, lobby, or office.  
  • Never talk about the person with hearing loss as if they are not there and include them in the conversation.  
  • Use the person with hearing loss’s name so they know you are speaking to them and not someone else.  
  • Announce your words carefully and where necessary more slowly but don’t exaggerate or shout.  
  • If the person with hearing loss does not understand a word or phrase, choose a different one rather than repeating it. 

The most important thing is that people with hearing loss remain active, confident, and included in social situations.  

If you or a loved one is experiencing hearing irregularities, don't hesitate to contact your health professional. If you are living with a hearing impairment and need a little extra support or care, contact your local Right at Home office. We are an approved provider under the Aged Care Act and can support you right at home with several services to suit your needs.  

Keep up to date with COVID 19 information on the following links: 

Australian Government Department of Health 

Victorian Health and Human Services 

NSW Health 

Queensland Health 

ACT Health 

WA Department of Health 

Tasmanian Department of Health 

Northern Territory Department of Health 

SA Health 

Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no package management fees, Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget. 

Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one. 

To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website. 

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