Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss impacts approximately one in six adults, with 16% of European adults suffering from hearing loss symptoms. Hearing loss can have a significant impact on those who are afflicted by it, adversely affecting their day-to-day lives. While hearing loss symptoms generally impact those of a more advanced age, research has shown that hearing loss also affects more young people than ever before. This can often be due to factors such as noise induced hearing loss and ear infection hearing loss, with hearing loss in children on the rise.

The Impacts of Hearing Loss

Sudden hearing loss can have negative impacts on those who experience it. Simple tasks that we take for granted such as having a conversation become extremely tiring for people with hearing loss symptoms. While conversing once came naturally, hearing loss makes talking to multiple people within a group at the same time incredibly difficult. As active communication requires intense effort for those with hearing loss symptoms, it can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness due to the sudden change in quality of life. Get in touch today and see our range of hearing aids to help with your hearing loss symptoms.

Hearing Loss Causes

There are many potential hearing loss causes, with hearing loss symptoms differing in levels of severity. Some individuals experience sudden hearing loss in one ear while they can hear perfectly out of the other. Some of the main hearing loss types include:

·       Conductive hearing loss

     This type of hearing loss occurs through the blockage of the natural movement of sound within the external ear or middle ear.

·       Noise induced hearing loss

As the name suggests, permanent hearing loss can occur through the over exposure of loads noises over prolonged periods of time. Musicians and those who work with loud machinery are often inflicted with this.

·       Ear infection hearing loss

Ear infections can cause sudden hearing loss in one ear or both ears. Ear infection hearing loss is often unexpected, painful, and can lead to many complications down the line.

The hearing loss causes for each of these may vary, but thankfully, there are solutions available in terms of hearing loss treatment. If addressed successfully, hearing loss treatment can prove to be a life changing solution.


Hearing Loss Causes: The Affected Areas

Hearing loss can be the result of damage to any one of these sections:

Hearing Loss Causes: The Outer Ear (A)

Outer Ear

Hearing loss symptoms are often due to typical problems with the outer ear. These include ear wax  and auditory canal ear infection hearing loss. It is important that these hearing loss causes are acted upon quickly in order to avoid hearing damage.

Hearing Loss Causes: The Middle Ear (B)

Middle Ear

Hearing loss causes in the middle ear can be due to inflammation, fluid behind the eardrum, perforations of the eardrum and otosclerosis (a stiffening of the bones in the middle ear). The middle ear function is often impacted by ay of these, but if these symptoms are addressed effectively with hearing loss treatment such as medication or surgery, it can subside. If this is not possible, permanent hearing loss can be compensated with hearing aids in many cases.

Hearing Loss Causes: The inner Ear (C)

Inner Ear

The majority of sudden hearing loss symptoms concern the
inner ear. The most common hearing loss cause is the natural ageing process, but
loud noise, taking some types of medication, or skull fractures can also have
a negative influence on a person’s hearing ability. 

These hearing loss causes influence the damage of the fine hair cells, affecting the transmission of signals to the auditory nerves. Usually, inner ear hearing loss symptoms cannot be addressed medically. However, this type of hearing loss can be corrected with hearing aids in most cases.

Hearing loss caused by an outer or middle ear defect is called conductive hearing loss whereas damage to the inner ear is called sensorineural hearing loss. If both types occur together, the condition is called mixed hearing loss.

Contact us Today for Hearing Loss Treatment

We at Harley Street Hearing are here to help with any concerns you have in relation to hearing loss symptoms. From conductive hearing loss, to ear infection hearing loss, to hearing loss in children, we can provide tailor specific hearing loss treatment to improve your quality of life.

If you have any hearing loss concerns, please contact us today. Call us now to book your hearing loss treatment consultation on 020 7486 1053 or complete below.

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