It is estimated that at least one in six people in the UK suffer from some degree of hearing loss. It affects people of all ages and the onset is usually gradual.
An imperative step to understanding hearing loss is recognising the signs of hearing loss. Hearing loss usually occurs gradually and is painless and invisible. People get used to the absence, or reduction, of sound quality often without even realising.
COMMON SIGNS OF HEARING LOSS
If you come across any of the following signs, it’s worth getting a full hearing examination:
Causes of hearing loss
There are two main types of hearing loss, one is known as sensori-neural hearing loss (damage is within the inner ear and / or the auditory nerve) and the other is known as conductive hearing loss (damage is within the middle ear–the ear drum or the bones behind the ear drum).
This is the first step in order for us to understand what your current hearing levels are. Our experts will perform a number of different tests depending on what they feel is required to determine whether your hearing is normal or not and, in the event that any impairments are detected, will advise on the best solutions available based on your lifestyle and requirements. All hearing tests are carried out in a sound treated booth or room, following best clinical practice, with testing procedures explained to you prior to commencement.