Many people ignore the symptoms of hearing loss for far longer than you might expect.
Do you find that you miss bits of conversation or have to turn the TV up louder than the rest of the family? You may have found yourself making excuses: blaming the quality of the phone connection, the acoustics of the room or accusing people of mumbling when speaking to you.
If any of these symptoms seem familiar – it’s important for you to see one of our hearing specialists as soon as possible. Chances are, you could be among the four million people in the UK who could benefit from a hearing aid, but are yet to be diagnosed.
There are two main types of hearing loss: the most common is ‘Sensorineural’, the second is ‘Conductive’.
Sensorineural hearing loss can be the result of simple ageing, exposure to high noise levels or from a previous infection of the inner ear. You might not even have realised you have this type of hearing loss, as you will experience very gradual hearing deterioration over a long period of time.
A personally-tailored hearing aid could potentially make a significant difference to your everyday life if you are suffering with sensorineural hearing loss.
Conductive hearing loss is more likely the result of a problem with the outer ear. In many cases, this type of hearing loss can be corrected through pharmaceutical or surgical means.
One of our hearing specialists will be able to advise you on the best course of action if you suspect that you are being affected by conductive hearing loss.
A hearing test with us is the first step to see if you have hearing loss so why not book an appointment today.