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What Type Of

Hearing Loss Do I Have?

  • There are many hearing loss types - What type could you be experiencing?
  • Hearing loss is a lot more common than you might expect, For the over 50’s, one in five people has some form of hearing loss.
  • For some reason, unlike eye tests which are readily accepted, many people put off having their hearing assessed professionally.
  • Delaying sorting out your potential hearing issues could further reduce the possibilities of improvement

There are many types

Of Hearing Loss, What type could you be experiencing?

You may have trouble understanding what people say, especially when you are in a noisy place; difficulty hearing the TV when others can is just another example that could indicate you have some degree of hearing loss.

Hearing loss is much more common than you expect, especially as we get older. For the over 50’s, one in five people has some form of hearing loss. It usually develops gradually, over a number of years.

Since it is painless, it may be a while before you realise that your hearing is no longer as good as it was.

On the other hand, the realisation can be quite sudden. For example, a child comments on the sound of a bird singing around you but you are unable to hear high pitched sounds that others can hear. This can leave you isolated and frustrated or even depressed.

Any kind of hearing impairment can lead to feelings of isolation and frustration. We pride ourselves on treating every patient with respect, care and understanding and pay particular attention to your individual hearing needs and budget.

Certain hearing loss types can be treated with medication or surgery and we have well structured referral pathways if this is the most appropriate pathway for you. If hearing devices are the ideal solution for you we offer a Try Before You Buy service to allow you to hear and feel the difference for yourself.

Hearing Loss Help – Types and Treatment

Hearing loss is a natural part of the ageing process. Already at the age of 20, we have lost the ability to perceive some of the sounds infants can hear. As we age more, subtle but significant hearing loss may begin to occur.

Conductive Hearing Loss

This occurs when the external and middle ear can no longer conduct sound into the inner ear.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sensorineural hearing loss is a progressively deteriorating condition and will require regular assessment and fine tuning of hearing devices.

Mixed Hearing Loss

This is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.

For some reason, unlike eye tests which are readily accepted, many people put off having their hearing assessed professionally. Delaying until your hearing has deteriorated further could reduce the possibilities of improvement.

The hearing assessment produces a detailed analysis of the precise state of your hearing just as a eye test does for your eyes. In most cases a hearing test will detect a hearing loss if one is present, as well as determining the type of hearing loss. With these results The Hearing Clinic UK will be able to recommend the most appropriate solution to get you back on the road to better hearing.

Using our Hear For Life Aftercare Program and our exclusive BEST FIT process, we can ensure you always receive the most accurate tuning possible. Book an Appointment with one of our hearing specialists today, or call: 0333 320 7788

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Types

Of Hearing Loss

This occurs when the external and middle ear can no longer conduct sound into the inner ear. One of the most common causes of conductive hearing loss is a blockage in the external ear canal, typically caused by ear wax build-up or infection. We treat thousands of patients each year for wax blockage however if the issue requires treatment through further surgery or medication we have well structured referral pathways to guide you towards.

Often successfully treated with hearing aids, this type of hearing loss my result from:

  • damage to sensory cells or nerve fibres of the inner ear or exposure to diseases.
  • use of certain drugs like aspirin, cisplatin, quinine and the antibiotics streptomycin and gentamicin.
  • your mother contracting Rubella (German Measles) during pregnancy
  • genetics
  • head or ear injuries

Unfortunately sensorineural hearing loss cannot be treated with medication or surgery. Often this is a progressively deteriorating condition and will require regular assessment and fine tuning of hearing devices. We recommend to all of our patients to undertake 6 monthly follow up appointments where we assess the condition of the outer ear for blockages, retest your hearing levels, service your hearing devices and adjust them to ensure you are always on the optimal settings for your hearing.

This is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss. This type of loss may be successfully treated with a combination of medical assistance and use of a hearing device.

Degree’s Of Hearing Loss

Full HD Ear Analysis by The Hearing Clinic UKHearing loss affects everyone differently, and it varies by degree from person to person. The medical community recognises four levels of hearing loss:

  • Mild Hearing Loss – soft sounds are hard to hear, understanding speech clearly in noisy environments could be challenging.
  • Moderate Hearing Loss – soft and moderately loud sounds are hard to hear. It is often difficult to understand speech, especially when there’s background noise.
  • Severe Hearing Loss – some loud sounds are audible, but with a hearing instrument is impossible.
  • Profound Hearing Loss – some extremely loud sounds are audible. Communication without a hearing instrument is impossible.

If hearing devices are recommended by your specialist you can be sure you are in safe hands.

How Can

The Hearing Clinic UK Help You With Your Hearing Problems?

At The Hearing Clinic UK we treat thousands of patients a year and 97% would recommend us to their friends.

Using our Hear For Life Aftercare Program and our exclusive BEST FIT process, we can ensure you always receive the most accurate tuning possible, bringing your hearing as close to normal as can be achieved – and in some cases able to hear much clearer.

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