Why does your hearing change?

There are a number of reasons why changes in our hearing may occur. It may be due to a temporary condition, such as too much ear wax or an infection, both of which can be treated easily. Whereas a long-term change in hearing may be due to many different factors.

Conductive Hearing Loss

Conductive hearing loss is caused by outer or middle ear issues, which is often temporary. This may be caused by wax build up, an infection or a perforated eardrum and with treatment, your hearing will return to normal.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sensorineural hearing loss is an inner ear issue, which is normally permanent and cannot be fixed. In most cases, a permanent hearing loss is the result of ageing and/or noise exposure. But just as glasses enhance your vision, the use of hearing aids can help with your hearing loss and allow you to hear what you want to.

Signs you may have a hearing loss

If you’re having difficulty with your hearing, you might experience one or more of the following situations:

  • People seem to mumble when speaking
  • The television volume is too loud for other people
  • Group conversations can be tiring and difficult to follow
  • Voices on the telephone are not easy to understand
  • Asking people to repeat what they have said more often
  • Difficulty hearing clearly when there is a lot of background noise

If you have noticed any of these signs we would recommend you contact our team to arrange a Hearing Assessment so we can investigate the cause and how we can improve your hearing.

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