Perfect hearing is when all the sounds and speech around you can be heard exactly as they’re first transmitted. Everything is clear and can be perfectly understood.
As you read this, perhaps you’re thinking that you haven’t been making a perfect connection with the world around you for some time now.
If that’s the case, here’s a quick reminder of what it’s like to hear perfectly:
If you feel your hearing has changed it’s important that you understand your hearing as it is today and find out how it can be improved.
There are a variety of causes that can lead to hearing loss. Depending on the part of the ear that is affected, we distinguish between three types of hearing loss:
Conductive Hearing Loss occurs when there is disruption of sound transmission in the outer or middle ear. It is frequently a temporary condition and can frequently be corrected or improved with medical or surgical treatment. People with conductive hearing loss notice a reduction in the volume of sound. Hearing aids may be considered if medical or surgical treatment is ineffective.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss occurs when the hair-cells lining the cochlea are damaged, resulting in a diminished sound signal being sent to the brain. As well as noticing a reduction in the volume of sound, people with sensorineural hearing loss may also have a distortion in sound clarity and abnormal perception of loudness. Sensorineural hearing loss is permanent and does not usually respond to medical or surgical treatment. The most likely causes of sensorineural loss are Noise Exposure and Ageing (Presbycusis). Hearing aids are an effective treatment option for sensorineural hearing loss.
Mixed Hearing Loss is a combination of Conductive and Sensorineural losses. Dependent on the pathology involved these losses can be treated via medical/surgical or audiological means.
Getting checked sooner rather than later will reduce the effects of loss such as hearing deprivation, possible depression, isolation in social environments and most importantly, the distress of missing out on communicating clearly with loved ones, friends, and colleagues effortlessly each day.
So, where to from here? Call the team at ‘My Audiologist’ for a comprehensive diagnostic hearing assessment.
My Audiologist Clinic operates on the following principles:
Our qualified Audiologist have the expertise and knowledge to assess your hearing in a comfortable and discreet environment. The procedure is painless ,simple and fast .
We begin with a simple questionnaire to establish the general hearing history, followed by a visual examination of your ears with our otoscope.
This examination will reveal obstructions such as wax or other problems that may be affecting your hearing. The Specialist will then perform a series of hearing and speech recognition tests to determine the possible causes and degree of hearing loss that may exist. If a condition requiring medical treatment is detected, you will be referred to an ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) Specialist for further testing. If there is no medical condition causing the hearing loss, the Audiologist will make the best recommendation to you for moving forward. Coming to get your hearing tested doesn’t mean you will need to get hearing aids. There are number of medical reasons that can cause hearing problem which can easily be treated. A diagnostic test reveals the real cause and help us determine the correct course of action. This may include seeing an ENT.
As an independent hearing service provider we are FREE to choose any product that best suits our patients. Our advice is honest, objective and focused on providing our patients with the best suited, discreet hearing instrument at a very competitive price.
We believe that good old-fashioned service is a foundation for establishing an ongoing relationship with our patients. We act efficiently and responsibly to ensure that your experience with us is always positive
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