Diseases linked to Hearing Loss

Hearing diseases and symptoms

Learn more about the most common ear diseases, hearing loss and the symptoms to identify them.

Our hearing health can tell us a lot about the underlying problems we may be having with our ears, whether it is Labyrinthitis or Otitis that you are suffering from.

We always recommend our customers to come in for a complimentary annual hearing check once a year, so you can stay on top of your hearing and take advantage of the professional advice our expert Audiologists/ Hearing care professionals can provide. A hearing loss is an irreversible disease; however, it can be prevented from getting worse by using hearing aids or ear plugs in certain environments.

Symptoms of Hearing Loss

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

The most common of these diseases

Tinnitus

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

Hyperacusis

Find out more about Hyperacusis: what it is, the symptoms and the causes associated with it, as well as treatments and prevention methods.

Anacusis

Anacusis, also called total deafness, is a complete hearing loss, a lack of auditory perception that affects one or both ears.

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Ear infections and deseases: hearing related conditions

Find out more on ear infections and less common hearing problems that can cause hearing loss

Children Diseases

Hearing loss is common in children and the severity can vary. Hearing is an important part of learning so it is important to pay attention and look for the signs of hearing loss. 

Some important things to look out for in children are:

  • Inattentiveness: your child isn’t acknowledging you speak or sounds around the house.
  • Having to be closer to a speaker or television.
  • Not reacting to loud sounds
  • Surprise when the child hears their name.
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Labyrinthitis: What it is, Symptoms and Treatments

Learn more about symptoms and treatments of Labyrinthitis, a viral inflammation of the inner ear causing vertigo and temporary hearing loss.

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Seasonal issues: allergies, cold, water effects on hearing

Some hearing problems can be temporary conditions due to weather, cold, water and allergies. Find out how to prevent and treat them.   

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Sensorineural Hearing Loss: common condition with age

Age is the most common and natural cause of Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Find here our tips to prevent this condition.

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Sudden hearing loss

Discover more about the causes of sudden hearing loss and how to prevent it.

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