Hearing loss and tinnitus can affect people of all ages.
Hearing loss does not need to be severe for you to have it tested by a qualified Audiologist. Most people ‘put up’ with mild hearing loss but don’t realise that others around them have noticed a change in their behaviour.
These changes can include:
- Speaking with a loud voice
- Having the TV volume up loud
- Constantly asking others to repeat themselves, especially in noisy backgrounds
Tinnitus is described as any kind of sound coming from inside the ear. This is often a high pitched ringing or whooshing noise. People can experience tinnitus to varying degrees of severity for different many reasons. Tinnitus can sometimes be the first sign of hearing loss; in fact, hearing loss and tinnitus often come together. If you experience tinnitus, a good first step to take is to have your hearing assessed.
At Active Audiology, our Audiologists perform full diagnostic hearing assessments. They will go through the results with you and help to narrow down the likely cause of hearing loss or tinnitus. This allows them to give appropriate recommendations on how to manage any difficulties you may be having.