Hearing loss

IMPORTANT! Hearing loss can have a profound impact on your emotional, physical and social well-being.

Hearing Facts

 A Brief Guide to Hearing Loss

 Your Guide to Buying Hearing Aids

 You don’t hear well? What to do? What to expect?

 Is your world full of beautiful sound?

Ερωτηματολόγιο Ακοής


Πατήστε εδώ για να απαντήσετε το ερωτηματολόγιο ακοής

Hearing loss refers to the decreased ability to hear and discriminate between sounds leading to communication difficulties. Hearing loss occurs gradually; it is one of the most common long-term health problems and it can affect people of all ages. As many as 35% of people with hearing loss are younger than 65yrs, but as hearing diminishes as one ages an estimated one-third of Europeans between 65-75yrs and more than half of those older than 80yrs have some degree of hearing loss.

TYPES OF HEARING LOSS

The type of hearing loss determines the specific treatment required. There are three types of hearing loss:Conductive hearing loss, Sensorineural hearing loss, and Mixed hearing loss.

CONDUCTIVE HEARING LOSS
Caused by any condition or disease that blocks or impedes the transmission of sound through the middle ear resulting in a reduction in the sound level (loudness) that reaches the cochlea. This can be caused by something as simple as earwax build-up! In most cases treatment produces a complete or partial improvement in hearing.
SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS
A loss or distortion of sound transmission resulting from damage to the inner ear hair cells or to any of the pathway from the inner ear to the auditory cortex of the brain.  This type of hearing loss is usually permanent and irreversible. The treatment for sensorineural hearing loss is amplication through hearing aids.

 

MIXED HEARING LOSS
This is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss

 

 

 

NOTE: Not all hearing loss can be corrected through the use of hearing aids. 
 

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Click here to learn how does DR GEORGE treat hearing loss
Click here to watch the video about the types of hearing loss
Click here to learn about hearing aids