How common is it?
Hearing loss is commoner than you may think…and unfortunately anyone can be affected.
In fact, 3.55 million Australians have hearing loss and 49.5% of people with a hearing loss are younger than retirement age.
Even in our clinic, we have noticed that compared to 10 years ago, where we mostly saw pensioners and the age groups from 80+, now we are seeing more and more clients who are concerned about their hearing from 40+ age.
It is really important to be proactive about hearing loss and get it tested as early as possible to prevent auditory deprivation. Please see act sooner rather than later for more interesting information on preserving hair cells and keeping them healthy.
Hearing loss can occur due to damage or problems with any part of the ear. When we test your hearing, we ask you questions about your general health, ear health and hearing history. Once we have completed your hearing test and have tested your hearing using pure tone and speech sounds, we look at the pattern from all results with your history. We can then advise you of where your damage is and the most likely cause of your loss. Please see Adult Hearing Tests for more information.
There are 3 types of hearing loss
- Conductive loss
- Sensorineural loss
- Mixed hearing loss
This useful video shows some interesting facts about hearing loss, which we discuss in more detail below