Hearing loss

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Hearing loss
It is not easy to admit that our hearing is not what it used to be. We are usually unaware of it until family and friends point it out – and this is the very moment to do something about it.
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Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
Tinnitus is ringing, buzzing, or other noises experienced in the ears. The sounds pose major disruptions in people’s lives and indicate possible ear damage and hearing loss.
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Sudden hearing loss
If you have sudden hearing loss in one ear, you may be experiencing sensorineural hearing loss.
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High-frequency hearing loss
Our ears perceive many sounds – especially consonants or hissing sounds such as “s”, “f” and “sh” – in the high-frequency range.
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Conductive hearing loss
Conductive hearing loss can be caused by problems in the external ear canal or in the middle ear. Possible causes include illnesses such as otosclerosis, cholesteatoma or inflammatory processes accompanied by middle ear effusion or scarring.
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Hypoacusis
The medical term hypoacusis means simply hearing impairment, a partial or total inability to hear.
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Sensorineural hearing loss
There are several causes of sensorineural hearing loss. One frequent cause is age-associated hearing loss, which can begin at the age of 50 or 60.
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Combined hearing Loss
Combined hearing loss describes the occurrence of conductive hearing loss that also has a sensorineural component.
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Presbycusis
Presbycusis is a slowly progressing sensorineural hearing loss. It always affects both ears to the same degree, and usually starts at the age of 50.
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Audiogram
The audiogram is a detailed graphical representation of your hearing ability in the form of a hearing curve.
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