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Get a hearing health check

Hearing can be considered your social sense, and as humans we crave social connection. However, hearing loss can have a fundamental impact on communicating with others and connecting with them. Untreated hearing loss can change how we enjoy social gatherings, theatre, music, and how we perceive emotions. Asking for a repeat or saying “What?” for the third time can cause frustration and a breakdown in this much needed social connection.

Untreated hearing loss not only impacts our hearing and social connection, but it can lead to an array of other health issues which can impact our quality of life and overall health. These may include:

  • Increased risked of cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Balance issues
  • Headaches and muscle tension
  • Increased stress and blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Depression and
  • Impaired memory

2011 study by Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Institute on Aging found that adults with hearing loss are “significantly more likely to develop dementia” over time than those who retain their hearing.1

What is a hearing health check-up?

Just like scheduling your annual dental check or having an eye exam, your hearing health check-up should become part of your routine health maintenance. Hearing loss can be gradual, so an annual hearing check is important for you to schedule.

My name is Annemarie Lindner, Doctor of Audiology at Hearlix, an independent hearing clinic located in Balmain. If it has been a while since you last had your hearing checked, I would like to invite you to make a Hearing health check-up appointment with me. Simply email

I look forward to meeting you.

1 Lin, Frank R. et al, (2011). Hearing Loss and Incident Dementia Arch Neurol. 2011;68(2):214-220. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2010.362