Hearing connects us to people – the joy of a grandchild’s laugh, the pleasure in a shared moment,
a sweet nothing whispered in your ear.
When you struggle to hear, your ability to communicate effectively is compromised, and it can become difficult to enjoy participating in daily activities such as outings with friends, parties, business meetings or family gatherings. It can also become challenging to talk on the phone, or listen to the television at a normal level.
How the ear functionsThe ear consists of the outer, middle and inner ear.
Types of Hearing LossMost people with hearing loss can benefit from treatment from hearing aids.
In principle, a distinction is made between three types of hearing loss:
- Conductive hearing loss
- Sensorineural hearing loss
- Mixed or Combined hearing loss