Ear Diseases And Symptoms

Learn more about the most common ear diseases and hearing loss

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 (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. Read more about common ear diseases and hearing loss.  

Most common hearing diseases

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Tinnitus

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

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Hyperacusis

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

Anacusis, also called total deafness, is a 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 our customers to come in for a FREE annual hearing check, so you can stay on top of your hearing and take advantage of the professional advice our expert audiologists can provide. Hearing loss can be prevented from getting worse by using ear plugs in certain environments.

Here are the following symptoms of a hearing loss:

  • Difficulty hearing your family or friends in a conversation
  • Asking people to repeat for you
  • Developing a tendency to lip read
  • Finding it hard to keep up with conversations in groups or one-to-one
  • 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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