Diseases and symptoms

Learn more on most common ear diseases and hearing loss

The ability to hear all the wonderful sounds that surround your daily life is often taken for granted, until we experience a sudden decline in our hearing. 

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

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

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Single Sided Deafness

Single-sided deafness is when a person has lost their hearing in one ear. You may still have hearing in the other ear.

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Ear infection

Ear infections are common and can lead to hearing loss.

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Waardenburg Syndrome

Waardenburg syndrome can be a cause of hearing loss.

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A hearing loss can be prevented by pointing out the symptoms of an ear infection or getting in touch with us if you are experiencing unusual noises in your ear (tinnitus) and other issues you may be having.
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 FREE 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 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.
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

Video otoscopy

At Amplifon, our audiologist will use an otoscope to look inside your ear canal and check the health of your ears. We can even show you what we see on a screen by using a small camera that goes inside the entrance of your ear. Our Video Otoscopy is a quick procedure that is part of your FREE hearing test. Book your appointment with Amplifon, so we can put your mind at ease.

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