Hearing Aids Keep You Safe From Cyber Attacks

In these turbulent times, with the world online all the time, the opportunity for cyber crime is rising, rapidly. We all receive spam emails, then there are phishing attacks and even malware, but not all cyber attacks are online. Cyber crime can often start with a phone call, or a face-to-face conversation. If you and your loved ones are losing your hearing then you may miss some of the warning signs of an imminent cyber attack.

Hearing Aids Protect You

Hearing aids are specifically designed to restore hearing loss, improve the quality of sound that you hear and so improve your quality of life. Hearing aids also protect you, and your loved ones, from risk of accidents, including cyber crime. Being aware of the risks that you, and your loved ones, face when you are losing your hearing involves visual aids but also aural aids too. You are reading this informative social media posting now but it’s impact is increased when you tell your family and friends about what you read.

Raising Awareness

In order to better protect yourself, and your loved ones, from the risks of cyber crime it’s important to know what threats you face now and in the future too. Most people know someone who has been scammed by cyber criminals, we tell each other about it. This is one good way to raise awareness of cyber crime. A second way to become more aware of the risks of cyber crime is to be able to recognise warning signs. These are things that don’t look quite right or don’t sound quite right.

Hearing Warning Signs

Most of us have received spam emails or text messages asking us for personal or financial information. Good eyesight helps you, and your loved ones, to be more aware of simple cyber scams. Warning signs of cyber attacks are not just visual, they can also be verbal. This means that good hearing will help you pick up on verbal warning signs of a cyber attack too. If you, or your loved ones are losing your hearing then you may simply miss a verbal warning sign of a cyber attack. Eavesdropping, the act of secretly listening to the private conversation or communications of others without their consent, is commonly used to gather information for cyber crime.

If you, or your loved ones, are losing your hearing then you are more vulnerable to risks of accidents and also attacks, including cyber attacks. Fitting and wearing a suitable hearing aid will restore your hearing and quality of life, it will also raise your awareness of the risks of cyber attacks and your ability to prevent or mitigate them. Please contact one of our friendly, professional audiologists at Clarisound for a free hearing check and consultation and make yourself, and your loved ones, safer from cyber attacks.