Hearing loss is more common than you may think
Action on Hearing Loss (formerly the Royal National Institute for Deaf People) note that in the UK in 2011 over 10 million people were living with a form of hearing loss. That number is anticipated to increase in coming decades.
There are many different causes and types of hearing loss. Commonly, hearing loss is a consequence of the ageing process, but hearing problems will affect people of all ages.
For some, loss of hearing is gradual. It may not be noticeable until it affects day-to-day communication. For others, hearing may be impaired as a result of injury or illness.
House of Hearing‘s qualified audiologists can help you address hearing loss.
There are two main types of loss:
- Sensorineural hearing loss, which is a result of damage in the inner ear, and
- Conductive hearing loss, where the ability to conduct sound in the ear is impaired.
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