Information on hearing loss

Hearing loss
You don’t have to wait for hearing loss to remind you how important it is to hear clearly.
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Tinnitus is the medical term used to describe ringing or buzzing in the ears. These noises originate in the head rather than outside the body.
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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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Conductive hearing loss
The following contains important information on conductive hearing loss.
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Sensorineural hearing loss
Sensorineural hearing loss (also called Labyrinthine hearing loss) is a functional impairment of the hearing organ (sound-sensing hair cells) as well as a dysfunctional neural component which can lead to hearing impairment (hypoacusis)
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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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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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The audiogram is a detailed graphical representation of your hearing ability in the form of a hearing curve.
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Hearing test
The signs of hearing loss are usually subtle and develop over time. If people around you constantly complain that your TV is too loud, or if you have a hard time following conversations in a noisy environment, especially in group discussions, a hearing test is absolutely necessary.
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