Hearing loss, also known as hearing impairment, is a partial or total inability to hear. It can happen suddenly if you’re exposed to a loud sound or bang, or slowly over a long period of time, which is often the case with an age-related hearing loss.
Sometimes hearing loss is temporary, like the ringing in your ears after a noisy concert. Most often, it is permanent because the mechanisms that help you hear have been damaged.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO, 2018), over 5% of the world’s population – 360 million people – has disabling hearing loss, and 32 million of these are children. On average, people with hearing loss wait as long as 10 years before seeking help. This means 10 years of reduced quality of life and miscommunication. Don't let your hearing loss affect you when help is readily available. Speak to us today.