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Causes Of Hearing Loss

The most common type of hearing loss is the natural deterioration of hearing with age. However, in our continuously developing digital era, frequent exposure to loud noises and music can be detrimental to hearing, regardless of age. In addition, hearing loss can occur:

  • As a result of infection during gestation
  • Through infection
  • After a head injury
  • If the eardrum is perforated
  • As a result of untreated diabetes
  • As a result of untreated hypertension
  • As a result of some cancer treatments
  • As a result of taking certain medications.
Other disturbances in the auditory system can include tinnitus or hyperacusis.

Take a quick hearing quiz:

Find that people mumble when they talk? YesNo
Have difficulty hearing on the telephone? YesNo
Have to turn up the volume of the television to hear what’s being said? YesNo
Sometimes miss what’s being said to you? YesNo
Often have to ask people to repeat themselves? YesNo
Misunderstand when people talk and sometimes respond incorrectly? YesNo
Ask others to repeat what they’ve just said? YesNo
Have a buzzing / zinging / roaring sound in your ear/s? YesNo
Have difficulty hearing in crowds / restaurants? YesNo
Have difficulty hearing speech when there is background noise?YesNo
Have more difficulty hearing when women and children are talking?YesNo
Often have to strain to hear conversations? YesNo
Have dizziness / vertigo?YesNo

Untreated Hearing Loss

Let’s say that you suspect your may have a hearing loss, but you put off having it diagnosed. This could have serious social, emotional, physiological and psychological effects on you:


  1. Feelings of irritability, negativity or anger
  2. Fatigue, tension, stress or depression
  3. Avoidance or withdrawal from social situations
  4. Damaged interpersonal relationships
  5. Reduced alertness and increased risk to personal safety
  6. Impaired memory and ability to learn new tasks
  7. Reduced job performance
  8. Diminished psychological and overall health


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