Do you struggle to hear in background noise ? If you miss parts of conversation in a Supermarket, at a Restaurant or even on the Television you may have a hearing loss. Try our on-line hearing questionnaire.
If you have difficulties hearing young children, people with soft voices or unusual accents a hearing test will identify whether or not you have a loss.
Sensorineural or Hair-Cell Hearing-Loss is very common, affecting as many as two in five people over fifty. The condition is known as Presbyacusis. It arises from degradation of the nerve hairs that pick-up sounds in your cochlea. The condition can worsen with age, exposure to noise and certain toxic substances.
Conductive Hearing-Losses result from a breakdown in the links that transport sound from outside the head to the Cochlea. Wax blockage can give rise to a mild conductive loss.