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Our hearing is a key component of our balance systems as it helps us judge our surrounding environment.  The more we struggle to hear our surroundings, the less concentration we can give to our balance and so it may be harder to stay steady.  Signs of a hearing impairment may include needing to turn the TV up or not hearing clearly on the telephone.  If you suspect you may have a hearing impairment, please arrange for a hearing test.

For more information about hearing tests go to Hearing tests - NHS (

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