Hearing Loss Specialists
About Hearing Loss Perth
Hearing and Audiology is committed to educating our community about hearing loss. We believe that providing people with more information empowers them to make better decisions about their ability to hear and health.
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Hearing Loss in Children
Fortunately, permanent loss of the ability to hear in Australian children is uncommon, with only 0.35% of Australian children having a permanent issue. Many more Australian children experience temporary loss though, with ear infections (called otitis media) one of the most common childhood illnesses.
Causes and Signs of Hearing Loss
Loss of the ability to hear affects 1 in 6 Australians. It is a common condition but under-recognised and undertreated. People wait an average of 10 years before seeking help. This can make it harder to treat, and more importantly, it can also lead to serious medical complications.
Talking to a Loved One about Hearing Loss
It can be a very difficult topic to discuss when it is affecting someone you love. Many people experiencing this type of loss are in denial of the problem and can become defensive or angry if you try and approach them about it. This might be for a number of reasons. Often, these reasons are very personal.
Preserve Your Ability to Hear
Fact Sheet on Hearing Loss
Your ears are incredibly effective but delicate sensory organs. They are susceptible to damage from, among other things, chronic diseases, medications and trauma. Recent studies have shown how closely linked loss in a ability to hear is to many different medical conditions.