As hearing gradually deteriorates, one becomes less and less aware of all the sound around us. This will go unnoticed for a long time until we get affected by sounds that we want / need to hear, such as music or speech. In other instances, people around us might notice the hearing loss earlier than us. During this period of gradual decline of hearing, the brain gets lesser and lesser acoustical input from the environment, resulting in it functioning less efficient.
This results in the inability to understand in noise or while listening to multiple talkers. Loss of hearing has also being linked to dementia and other degenerative conditions.
Our job at THSG is to halt or even reverse this process, restoring your former hearing capability as much as possible.
Causes of Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss can be caused by:
- Exposure to noise
- Damage to the auditory nerve
- Poor central auditory perception
- Ear wax build-up
- Changes in the blood supply to the ear because of heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes
- Head injuries or tumours
- Side effects from some medicines, including aspirin and some antibiotics