Hearing health is a vital part of our wellbeing. Learning about hearing loss is your first step towards finding a solution that will help you live your life to the fullest.

Hearing loss affects nearly one in five Australians. For some people, experiencing hearing loss can be distressing and isolating. It can affect your ability to communicate with your friends, family and colleagues, as well as leave you at risk of missing important warning sounds like smoke alarms and traffic.

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Understanding hearing loss

Hearing loss is often misunderstood. Rather than experiencing a gradual decline in volume, people actually lose their ability to hear specific frequencies. When a part of the ear or the nerve pathway to the brain is damaged or not functioning properly, the ear cannot deliver sound signals to the brain as it would normally.

People experience hearing loss differently

Hearing loss can affect people in different ways, depending on the cause and type. Some people have trouble understanding speech, especially if there is competing background noise. Others find it harder to hear high-pitched sounds or to listen in a group. Some experience a constant and distressing ringing sound.

Don’t put up with hearing loss

Many people accept that hearing loss is part of the normal ageing process and delay seeking advice and treatment. With today’s modern hearing technology, you shouldn’t just ‘put up with it’. Early detection and treatment can ensure you maintain your quality of life into the future.

Recognise the signs of hearing loss

Recognise the signs of hearing loss

Pause for a moment to listen to the world around you.
Ask yourself these questions:

Do you have difficulty hearing in noisy
situations or in a group of people?

Do you hear, but not necessarily
understand what others are saying?

Do you often ask people to repeat
themselves or speak more clearly?

Do you have to turn up the TV or radio
louder than other people?

Do you have a ringing noise in
your ears or head?

Types of
hearing loss

Types of hearing loss

The type of hearing loss you experience is determined by what part of the ear is affected — the outer, middle or inner ear. There are three types of hearing loss—conductive, sensorineural or a mixed hearing loss (a combination of both types).

Types of hearing loss

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Treating hearing loss

It’s important not to ignore the early signs of hearing loss. The longer you wait to address your hearing problem, the more difficult it can be to regain what you’ve lost. Even if your symptoms are only mild, early treatment can significantly improve your emotional, psychological, social and physical wellbeing. 

At Acoustic Hearing Clinics, we’re here to help. Hearing loss is not uncommon and doesn’t need to be feared or hidden. The sooner you get treatment, the sooner you can experience a better quality of life.

Book a hearing assessment

The first step in treating your hearing loss is with a visit to your local Acoustic Hearing Clinics clinician. We can perform a thorough hearing assessment to determine the best solution for your needs.

If the results show you would benefit from wearing a hearing aid, our clinicians will recommend one to suit your lifestyle, budget and style. Today’s hearing aids are lightweight, reliable and barely noticeable.

Most people don’t think twice about purchasing glasses to improve their vision. Your hearing is just as important as your sight, and you should enjoy the best quality of sound possible.

Call us today for a no-obligation hearing assessment and
start your journey to better hearing.

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