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Hearing Loss

You Are Not Alone

If you are suffering from hearing loss, do not worry, you are not alone. Hearing loss can affect anyone at any age. It can come on gradually or happen suddenly and it can be temporary or permanent.

How much is hearing loss affecting your daily life?

There are many factors that can affect your ability to hear properly including wax build up, an infection, medications known to be damaging to your ears such as Gentamicin, other Mycin Antibiotics, Vicodin, Viagra, Cialis, high dose aspirin or an injury such as exposure to loud noise on the job. Whatever the cause, it is important to get your problem professionally assessed and expertly diagnosed so that you can receive the most appropriate treatment and care.

Hearing loss can affect anyone at any age. It can come on gradually or happen suddenly and it can be temporary or permanent.

Understanding Your Problem

Your ear is made up of three main parts: the outer ear (the fleshy part on the outside of your head), the middle ear and the inner ear.

Sound waves travel into your eardrum causing it to vibrate. This vibration passes into the middle ear, where three small bones called the ‘ossicles’ amplify and conduct the vibrations into your inner ear.

Your inner ear contains the cochlea. The cochlea is full of tiny hair cells, which move when the vibrations from the ossicles reach them. The movement of the hair cells produces an electrical signal that travels along the auditory nerve to your brain – creating the sounds you hear.

There are two main types of hearing loss – Sensorineural and Conductive. It is possible to have both types present at the same time called ‘mixed’ hearing loss.

Sensorineural hearing loss is a type of hearing loss in which the root cause lies in the vestibulocochlear nerve (cranial nerve VIII), the inner ear, or central processing centers of the brain. Sensorineural hearing loss can be mild, moderate, or severe, including total deafness.

Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a problem conducting sound waves anywhere along the route through the outer ear, tympanic membrane (eardrum), or middle

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