Sudden hearing loss is when circulation in the inner ear is reduced causing hearing loss. It can be scary and so it's important to visit us for a hearing test to assess the level of loss.
It is not conclusively known the cause of Sudden hearing loss however it is believed that loud environments or work places could be the cause. If you believe you have sudden hearing loss you should take advantage of our free hearing test.
Explain that sudden hearing loss can happen all at once or over the course of several days. Also mention that sudden hearing loss is often unilateral, or affects only one ear: 90 percent of those who experience this kind of hearing loss only experience symptoms in one of their ears.
In case you have sudden hearing loss issues, we recommend you to immediately consult a doctor. Hearing aids may be able to provide a solution for you, it’s important that a thorough test is carried out to determine which solution would help instantly.
Our Audiologists will be able to assess the level of loss you are experiencing and look at potential causes of the loss.
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Sudden hearing loss (sometimes called sudden deafness) occurs when you experience an accelerated loss of hearing. It can happen all at once or over the course of several days. Sudden hearing loss is often unilateral, or affects only one ear. In fact, 90 percent of those who experience this kind of hearing loss only experience symptoms in one of their ears.
A range of symptoms accompany sudden hearing loss, such as:
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