From the roar of a football match to the bustling noises of an overseas food market – a world of dull hearing was hard to imagine for 32-year-old, Cameron.

A primary school sports teacher by background, Cameron was diagnosed with otosclerosis at age 14, a form of abnormal bone growth within the middle ear that causes progressive hearing loss.

“My hearing was getting to a point where I was struggling – I was getting embarrassed asking people to constantly repeat themselves,” recalled Cameron.

“Awkwardly laughing to cover up the fact that I hadn’t actually heard or understood what someone was saying no longer cut it.”

Cameron was fitted with a hearing aid through Hear and Say to help overcome the issues that were impacting his daily life.

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For Cameron, his new technology has brought about “incredible” changes in his daily life.

“I am picking up on so much that I was previously missing; I’m no longer struggling and missing important dialogue at work, or feeling self-conscious of my hearing in large social situations where it can be overwhelming trying to concentrate so hard to hear,” said Cameron.

“The Hear and Say team have been very friendly and accommodating, and everything has been explained to me in as much detail as what I’ve wanted.

“I have really appreciated that my transition to wearing a hearing aid has been supported with the best outcome for me always as the priority.”

Hearing loss can be preventable and treatable.

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