Sudden hearing loss

What is sudden hearing loss?

Sudden hearing loss occurs when circulation in the inner ear is reduced. If you experience sudden hearing loss, please contact your GP immediately.

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss

If you believe you are experiencing sudden hearing loss, you should contact your GP urgently. Following your appointment with your GP, you will need to book a hearing test to assess the level of loss you are experiencing and look at potential causes of the loss. Your local National Hearing Care clinic can assist you with this.

Injuries and hearing Loss

Some injuries can cause sudden hearing loss. If you notice you have hearing loss following an injury contact your GP or National Hearing Care clinic.

What to do in case of sudden deafness?

If you are experiencing sudden deafness, we recommend you visit your GP or your audiologist to check your hearing levels so that an appropriate medical referral can be made.


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