Causes of Hearing Loss
Age-related hearing loss happens gradually and is a normal part of growing older.
Excessive noise exposure
Constant exposure to noises like traffic and loud music can cause hearing loss.
Head or ear trauma
Head or ear trauma can damage your ear structures, leading to hearing loss.
Some types of hearing loss can be inherited from your parents.
Illnesses such as a middle ear infection can cause hearing loss.
The excessive consumption of ototoxic drugs has been linked to hearing loss.
Treat Your Symptoms
Hearing loss is caused by a variety of reasons, and your course of treatment will depend largely on the cause of your hearing loss.
If you suspect that you have hearing loss, book a free hearing test to learn more about your symptoms and the treatment solutions available.
Comprehensive free hearing test
Complete analysis of hearing test result
Personalised treatment recommendations
Recognise the Signs of Hearing Loss
- Do you need to ask others to repeat themselves frequently?
- Do you need to look at someone closely when talking to them?
- Do you find it hard to hear in an environment with a lot of background noise?
- Do you have trouble hearing someone speaking from behind you or another room?
- Do you find yourself increasing the volume of the TV or radio?
- Do you find it difficult to make or answer phone calls?
- Do you experience ringing in your ears?
- Do you experience clogged or blocked ears for prolonged periods?
If your answer is “yes” to 1 or more of the questions above, you might have hearing loss.
Schedule an appointment with our audiologists and audiometricians and test your hearing today.
Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss
If left untreated, hearing loss can lead to:
Individuals with dementia suffer from memory loss and have difficulty remembering things and concentrating.
Studies have shown that adults with hearing loss are at a higher risk for dementia. The risk for dementia doubles for mild hearing loss, triples with moderate hearing loss, and is five-fold for severe hearing loss.
Losing the ability to hear sounds that we take for granted can cause feelings of sadness and anxiety, increasing the risk of depression.
Individuals with depression tend to lose interest in things they once loved and have trouble concentrating or making simple decisions.
Individuals with hearing loss may choose to avoid interaction and isolate themselves as hearing becomes more difficult.
Socially isolated individuals tend to have unfulfilling relationships and feel like they don’t belong anywhere. These factors can result in feelings of loneliness, increasing the risk of dementia and depression.
Test your hearing and learn more about hearing loss. Book a free hearing test to speak to our audiologists and audiometricians today.
Why Choose Oticon?
Oticon hearing aids feature our unique BrainHearing™ technology that’s designed to support your brain’s cognitive processes. This helps to make listening easier and reduces the amount of effort your brain takes to make sense of the surrounding sounds.
Our BrainHearing™ technology offers a range of benefits including:
- Reduced listening effort
- Better speech understanding
- Improved ability to store and remember more of what is said
- Improved ability to follow conversations with multiple speakers
- Improved ability to keep up with conversations even in complex listening environments like coffee shops
Protect Yourself Against Dementia with BrainHearing™ Technology
Untreated hearing loss is the most important risk factor for dementia that can be changed. According to research, more than ⅓ of dementia cases can possibly be prevented or delayed.
A great way to prevent dementia is to keep your brain healthy by participating in social activities to stimulate the brain.
With our BrainHearing™ technology, participating in brain-stimulating activities is now easier than ever.
Protect yourself from cognitive decline while enjoying easier listening and improved speech understanding with Oticon hearing aids.
Oticon’s OpenSound Navigator™ scans the full 360° sound environment to monitor, prioritise and preserve speech from all directions. This helps to identify and reduce noise between individual words for a better listening experience.
Our OpenSound Optimizer™ was developed to amplify sound at 56,000 times/second to proactively prevent acoustic feedback from occurring, providing your brain with 30% more speech cues. This enhances your listening by improving speech understanding and reducing listening effort.
With OpenSound Optimizer™, you can experience hearing that’s on par with normal hearing even in the noisiest environments with multiple speakers.
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