Hearing Loss Symptoms
- Conductive hearing loss
- Sensorineural hearing loss
Conductive hearing loss occurs when sounds are no longer able to move freely between the eardrum in to the inner ear. It can be caused by a build-up of excess earwax or fluid from an ear infection or a ruptured eardrum. Depending on the cause, this type of hearing loss can be either temporary or permanent, and causes sounds to become quieter although not usually distorted. It can often be treated and cured with medical management, or minor surgery.
Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when the minute sensory hair cells are damaged or broken, with the most common causes being loud noise, ageing, drugs and other toxins. Therefore, different people experience different levels of loss dependent on the type and the extent of the damage. Unfortunately, this type of hearing loss is permanent and cannot be cured. However, it can be treated with the use of a hearing aid.
- People sound like they are mumbling
- You have difficulty hearing what people are saying especially in noisy environments
- You frequently ask people to repeat themselves as you struggle to hear what they are saying
- You withdraw from conversations
- You turn up the volume on the TV or radio louder than you used to
- You have difficulty hearing on the telephone
- You find it difficult to follow group conversations
The good news is that hearing aids can help, by enhancing your existing hearing to make sounds louder and clearer, therefore dramatically improving your quality of life. If you feel that you are suffering from hearing loss, you should contact McCreesh Hearing on 0781 069 7470 to get your hearing assessed by qualified hearing aid audiologist.
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