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As you get older you may assume that your los of hearing is down to years and years of listening to loud music, attending concerts or even maybe your day job using power tools.
But these might not be the case and age isn’t necessarily a factor.
According to the NHS website hearing loss can be temporary or permanent. It can progress slowly or come on all of a sudden. You may find yourself unable to hear people clearly and have to ask them to repeat themselves. You may have your television or radio turned up loud to compensate (I know whenever I go to my Mum’s house her television is WAY too loud!). It might be something as simple as ear wax, in which case there are some excellent clinics for ear wax removal in London.
You should visit your GP should you experience sudden loss of hearing in either or both ears or if you are concerned about your or a family members hearing.
Causes of hearing loss
There can be many causes of hearing loss. It could simply be a matter of old age or exposure to loud noises over the years.
Sudden hearing loss could be due to loud noises or certain medicines or it could more simply be down to ear wax, an ear infection or perforated ear drum. My son had a perforated ear drum and the first we knew about it was the goo on his pillow – yuck!
Treatment for hearing loss
Treatments for hearing loss vary to severity.
If your hearing is affected by ear wax then you would be an ideal candidate for Ear Microsuction.
If the damage is permanent but not total then hearing aids can help. There are also implants, these can either be attached to your skull or inserted into your ear.
If you are all concerned might be worth consulting ENT Specialists.
Preventing hearing loss
Ideally we should try and prevent hearing loss where possible. You could do this simply by wearing ear defenders when using loud tools. Not inserting anything in children’s ears, like cotton buds or even little fingers can cause damage. On a day to day basis not having your television or radio too loud can make a difference.
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