- Types of Hearing Loss
- Age-Related Hearing Loss
- Take back Control of your Hearing
- Hearing aid technology is now extremely advanced
There are two types of hearing loss: conductive hearing problems, which occur when sound has difficulty passing through the outer or middle ear, and sensorineural hearing problems, which stem from issues with the inner ear (cochlea) or the auditory nerve sending signals to the brain.
Conductive hearing problems may be caused by:
- Ear infections
- Glue ear
- Wax build up
- Eardrum damage
- Otosclerosis (tiny bones in the middle ear that help
transmit sound stop moving as they should)
Sensorineural hearing problems may be caused by:
- Viral infections
- Noise exposure
- Ageing (presbyacusis)
Presbyacusis, or age-related hearing loss, is a result of normal wear and tear on the hair cells inside the inner ear. These hair cells do not regenerate, so once they become damaged, hearing loss may occur. Untreated hearing loss can contribute to cognitive decline including problems with memory, language, thinking, and judgment. However, with proper protection and hearing checks, you can make the most of your hearing and reduce preventable damage.
Imagine being able to hear at your best and feeling more confident in any situation. Through treatment and technology, we empower you to take back control of your hearing to make the most of each day.
A full diagnostic assessment can identify the extent of your hearing loss and its impact on your life. We take the time to thoroughly understand how your hearing loss affects
- your relationships with family and friends,
- performance at work, and
- engagement in social situations.
Diagnostic testing determines functional hearing, areas of concern, and underlying problems. Then we’ll work with you to develop a tailored management plan that works for you.
If there is an underlying problem such as earwax build up or tinnitus that is contributing to your hearing loss, we develop the appropriate treatment to address these issues and restore hearing.
You may find hearing technology very helpful. Hearing aid technology is now extremely advanced, with devices so small and comfortable that patients forget they are wearing them. Many enable you to stream music, sound and even your mobile phone through them.
We are not affiliated with a specific brand of hearing technology, so we don’t pressure you to choose a particular product. We work with you to find the hearing aid that works best for you and ensure that it is properly fitted and programmed. Aftercare services are flexible and put you in control of your care.
Regain your confidence and independence with help from us. We work with you every step of the way to treat hearing loss effectively and efficiently. Contact us today to find out more about our services, and to book your appointment.