Are you having problems with your hearing? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
You aren't the only one if you’re having trouble with your hearing
It is estimated that around one in ten people in the EU experience hearing difficulties. Consequently, doctors are well-versed in this issue. Unfortunately, individuals who notice signs of hearing impairment tend to delay seeking professional help for almost a decade.
Take your time - if you're having difficulty with your hearing, don't waste time seeking help. Our medical team is available to provide assistance and advice quickly so you can start taking steps to improve your hearing sooner. Don't wait any longer - act now.
Symptoms of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss symptoms can appear suddenly or develop gradually over time. You should see a doctor if
- You need help understanding what people are saying.
- It would be best if you often had information repeated to you.
- The volume of your TV or music has to be cranked up to a very high level to be heard clearly.
- You need help to make out what people are saying or feel frustrated that you can't keep up with conversations.
Causes of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss occurs when sound waves can't reach the brain: an ear infection, physical damage, age-related hearing loss, or exposure to loud noises. Certain medications or medical conditions can also cause hearing loss.
Your hearing may deteriorate as you age, with signs becoming noticeable around your 40s. By reaching 80, you likely have some degree of hearing impairment.
Experiencing loud noises for an extended period can cause hearing loss. This can occur if you frequently listen to loud music through headphones, work in noisy environments such as nightclubs or construction sites, or are exposed to other loud sounds for extended periods.
It's possible for a single, loud noise, such as an explosion, to lead to hearing loss. Other causes of hearing loss include:
- An infection, such as meningitis
- A perforated eardrum
- A head injury
- A stroke
Treatment for Hearing Loss
As your hearing loss progresses, your doctor will recommend treatment. It will be tailored to your needs. If you have relatively good hearing, they will likely suggest steps to preserve your hearing and prevent further deterioration.
For example, to protect your hearing, you could be advised to use noise-cancelling headphones that don't need to be turned up to a high volume or to wear ear protectors while working.
If you have difficulty hearing without assistance, several technological solutions are available, such as cochlear implants and hearing aids.
Our doctors can guide your action to protect your hearing as you explore your options. These options range from subtle to more prominent, allowing you to select the one that suits you best.
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