Experiencing a hearing loss?
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Hearing loss may be caused by obstruction or damage to any part of the hearing pathway, from the entry into the canal, to the auditory cortex in the brain. The identification of a hearing impairment is the first step towards living an improved quality life.

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Some noticeable symptoms of hearing loss include:

  • Having a group conversation in noise is more difficult than in quiet surroundings
  • Most people mumble
  • You ask for repetition more often than other people
  • You have trouble with hearing speech clearly when someone speaks from another room or facing away from you
  • You must turn the television or radio up louder than other people need to
  • You begin to feel that it is too much effort to take part in certain conversations, and so you withdraw or switch off in company
  • You have trouble following a conversation over the telephone
  • You feel that sometimes sound is loud enough, but not clear
  • You have any other symptoms in the ear, such as ringing, pain or dizziness
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If you recognise yourself in any of these situations you may have a hearing loss or a problem in the auditory system and should see a registered audiologist for assessment. Early action could help you to prevent further hearing loss or restore hearing. Make an appointment with one of our audiologists, at any one of our branches.