Hearing Loss Help

‘AROUND ONE IN SIX OF THE UK POPULATION SUFFERS SOME FORM OF HEARING LOSS. SOME TWO MILLION USE A HEARING AID, BUT IT IS ESTIMATED THAT A FURTHER FOUR MILLION PEOPLE COULD BENEFIT FROM WEARING A HEARING INSTRUMENT.’

Source: Action on Hearing Loss

Causes of hearing loss

Whether it’s been a gradual decline or a sudden change, there are ways we can help. Whether it’s been a gradual decline or a sudden change, there are ways we can help. Our audiologists are trained to understand your hearing loss, identify possible causes and help you on the road to better hearing. 

The most common cause of hearing loss is the ageing process. Other causes include hereditary factors, prolonged noise exposure, illness, accidents or medications. Hearing loss is mostly ‘sensorineural’, namely irreversible damage to the sound-conducting hair cells of the inner ear. The degree of loss can range from mild to profound, and most people with hearing difficulties can benefit from using hearing instruments. Continuing to ignore hearing loss can affect your social life and relationships, and often leads to a feeling of isolation.

If you’re worried about your hearing, don’t wait. Book a full hearing health consultation today.

How do I know if I’m experiencing hearing loss?

Hearing loss is common, and is advised that you address any concerns as soon as possible! 

Hearing loss can present itself in various ways, many of which are treatable. It may be due to earwax build-up or perforation of the eardrum, which you must seek advice on immediately. We advise booking a consultation with one of our audiologists. 

If your hearing loss is gradual, it is likely due to ageing. Signs to look out for our: difficulty hearing in social situations or everyday activities such as speaking on the phone or watching TV. 

How can I improve my hearing?

Depending on the extent and cause of your hearing loss, there are lots of ways that your hearing can be improved. If the loss has been gradual, typically due to old age, consistent and unprotected exposure to loud noise, or a health condition, then hearing aids could improve your situation drastically.

All of our hearing aids are tailored to your needs and regularly checked to ensure they’re doing their job properly. To learn more about our hearing aids packages, take a look at our hearing aids page or give us a call.

If your hearing loss is due to a build-up of earwax, tinnitus, or anything similar, then there are other treatment options available for you. Take a look at our earwax removal page and tinnitus information for more guidance!

FAQ

How can I prevent hearing loss?

There are loads of ways to prevent hearing loss. A great example is to wear protective earplugs at loud events such as concerts, cinema visits and clubs. Reusable earplugs or musicians earplugs are a great way to protect your hearing at events like these. 

Another key thing to consider is when you’re listening to music on your personal music device. Keep the volume low and pay attention to warnings that suggest you don’t turn it up too loud.

Over time, consistently loud situations, unprotected, can cause permanent loss. Always use ear protection.

Can hearing loss be temporary?

Yes. If your hearing loss is caused by temporary illness or and earwax build-up, then your hearing will, most likely, be absolutely fine once the problem has been resolved. Unfortunately, many hearing loss problems aren’t temporary. Tinnitus and age-related loss are, at this time, incurable.