Hearing Loss, What is it?
What are the different types of hearing loss & how we can help you
It is thought that one in every five adults in Australia experience hearnig loss. It is mainly acquired hearing loss rather than congenital hearing loss (i.e. being born with these difficulties).
There are detectable signs to catch it early. These include:
- Feeling like other people are mumbling and not speaking clearly
- Finding it hard to follow conversations in crowded situations
- People saying the television is too loud when you think it’s fine and possibly even using subtitles to help follow what’s being said.
Just like our eyesight, hearing has its own natural aging process.The majority of people experience gradual hearing loss through the course of life. But new digital hearing aid technology can manage that hearing loss in 95% of cases and help you to regain a better quality of life.
The three overall types of hearing loss are:
- Sensorineural hearing loss
- Conductive hearing loss
- Mixed hearing loss
There is another type called Auditory processing disorder. You can read more about the types of hearing loss here.
Harmony Hearing & Audiology is an independent hearing centre. We provide comprehensive, diagnostic tests that determine the extent, level and types of hearing loss. You may already be suffering from hearing loss symptoms, which include:
- Muffled speech and mumbled sounds.
- Struggling to hear consonants.
- Unable to separate the sound of words against background noise.
These symptoms can present a slight hearing loss, but there is a solution. Unlike audiology clinics that are contracted by hearing aid manufacturers, we do not offer you a one-size-fits-all solution. We present you with premium hearing aids suited to your unique requirements.
Preventing future hearing loss
For most Australians, hearing problems loss develops over time as opposed to being something they’re born with. To that end, groups like the WHO advocate implementing a hearing impairment and deafness control strategy for every nation. Already, initiatives addressing the issue of chronic middle ear infections in indigenous communities are gathering support inside the Commonwealth, as are reforms and regulations for noise exposure in the workplace. This is an ongoing cause for concern, but fortunately, steps are being taken to improve hearing care for all Australians.
Let Harmony Hearing look after you
To schedule an appointment for a hearing test or an audiological service that assesses all hearing loss problems. Please use your online booking form or call us during office hours.