Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) or sudden deafness is a loss of hearing over a short period of time; hours or days often with no obvious cause. SSNHL is estimated to affect between 5-160 people per 100,000. It can be diagnosed through a hearing test. Sudden hearing loss may be caused by wax build-up, middle…

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The Three Types of Hearing Loss.

The Three Types of Hearing Loss There are three different types of hearing loss: Conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss and mixed hearing loss. The type of hearing loss you have depends on what part of your hearing system is affected. To understand the different types of hearing loss it’s useful to have an idea…

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AcAud Conference in Sydney

In May 2019, the Hearing Sense Clinicians attended the AcAud conference in Sydney and had the pleasure of listening to some of the leading researchers in the field of audiology. Dr Brent Edwards Ph.D. gave a great presentation on “The Impact of Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid Technology on Cognitive Function.” Research has shown us…

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Hearing Loss and Depression

A lot of us think of hearing loss as a purely sensory deficit but, like any chronic health condition, it can have a serious impact on our mental health. In fact, the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders found that the rate of depression in the hearing impaired is approximately 11%, compared to…

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How EGGcellent is a bunny’s hearing?

Have you ever wondered why rabbits have such large ears? Well, rabbits ears have two main functions. Firstly, they can catch sound from any direction by simply turning an ear to the direction of the sound. Each ear can move independently which makes them terrific listeners and unfortunately, it’s quite easy to tell if a…

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Hearing Aids through the Ages.

It’s a beautiful day, let’s go out…. Picture this.  The temperature is 25°C, the sun is shining, there’s a gentle breeze & there’s not a cloud in the sky. It’s a beautiful day to join your friends for a picnic at a park.  Oops, before you walk out the door, have you got your hearing…

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What Is Tinnitus?

What Is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is the perception of sound inside the ear or head when no external sound is present. People often think of tinnitus as a ringing or buzzing sound but it can take on many forms, such as pulsing, whistling, or the sound of crickets chirping. Tinnitus volume can vary and sometimes more…

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