You may already know that you are experiencing some hearing loss. You might be putting off getting a hearing test because you are busy or concerned about what the test will show. However, getting a hearing test at The Hearing Center of Dublin ENT is the first step towards experiencing great hearing clarity. You can get treatment or support that can significantly improve your experience of the world.
We make the process easier for you by identifying your type of hearing loss and providing you with all the information you need to make choices about your hearing support.
Types of hearing loss
There are a few different types of hearing loss. Knowing which one applies to you guides your treatment and tells us which kind of hearing support is likely to be effective.
Your hearing loss is either related to a block or physical issue with the outer and/or middle ear or it’s to do with the inner ear and the way that sounds are passed to the brain. The first type is called conductive hearing loss. The second type is called sensorineural hearing loss.
Conductive hearing loss can often be effectively treated in a way that improves or completely restores hearing. Occasionally, it can be a permanent issue. This is when you might consider a hearing aid to restore your ability to pick up sound.
Treatment for sensorineural hearing loss depends on the exact nature of the issue and its primary cause. Some people with sensorineural loss benefit from a hearing device known as a cochlear implant. This bypasses the damaged area and provides a new way for your ears to pick up sound.
Mixed hearing loss is where someone has a combination of both major types of hearing loss. If this applies to you, you may need several types of hearing support to improve your overall experience.
Getting the help you need
The bottom line is that knowing as much as possible about your type of hearing loss is what will help you find the support you need to hear as well as possible.
With modern hearing technology, you can get discreet, user-friendly hearing aids that are specifically designed for your type of hearing loss.
Once you have had a hearing test with The Hearing Center of Dublin ENT, we’ll talk you through your options and get you on the road to a better auditory experience.
As with most medical issues, the sooner you address the problem, the better so click here to get in touch with us today and book your hearing test.