Ear diseases and symptoms

Learn more about the most common ear diseases

The ability to hear all the wonderful sounds that surround your daily life is often taken for granted until we experience a sudden decline in our hearing.

It's important to identify the symptoms of an ear infection or know when to get in touch with a healthcare professional if you are experiencing unusual noises in your ear, such as tinnitus.  

Our hearing health can tell us a lot about any underlying problems we may have with our ears, whether it is a treatable ear infection or other issues.

Most common hearing diseases

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Tinnitus, or ringing in the ear, is the effect of inner ear damage.

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Find out more about hyperacusis: what it is, the symptoms and the causes associated with it, as well as treatments and prevention methods.

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Anacusis, also called total deafness, is complete hearing loss, or a lack of auditory perception that affects one or both ears.

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Things to keep in mind

We always recommend that our customers come in for a FREE annual hearing check, so they can stay on top of your hearing and take advantage of the professional advice our expert audiologists can provide. Using ear plugs in certain environments can help to prevent hearing loss from getting worse.

Here are some symptoms of hearing loss:

  • Difficulty hearing your family or friends in a conversation
  • Asking people to repeat what they say
  • Developing a tendency to lip read
  • Finding it hard to keep up with conversations in groups or in one-on-one situations
  • Turning up the volume when you’re listening to the TV or music
  • Feeling tired or stressed attempting to keep up with conversation
  • Struggling to hear in environments with a lot of background noise
  • Difficulty hearing people on the phone

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Seasonal Hearing Issues

Seasonal changes and impacts on hearing issues

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Sensorineural Hearing Loss

One of the most common causes of hearing loss

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Ear Infections

What causes conductive hearing loss

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Other Hearing Issues

Diseases that impact your hearing

If you have questions about your hearing health contact your local clinic for a free hearing check. Contact your local National Hearing Care clinic for advice.

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