Some early warning signs of hearing loss in adults are:

  • having a ringing sensation in your ears (tinnitus)
  • finding it hard to hear conversations
  • asking people to repeat what they say
  • having trouble hearing the doorbell or the phone
  • needing to turn the television volume up louder than other people


Some early warning signs for children:

  • speech and language delay
  • do not respond to his/her name consistently
  • speaking with a loud voice
  • a lack of attention to sounds and what is being said
  • a history of ear infections
  • does not startle to loud sounds


Types of hearing loss

The hearing pathway can be divided into 3 general sections of hearing:

  1. The outer ear
  2. the middle ear and
  3. the inner ear


There are 3 types of hearing loss:

  • Conductive hearing loss—caused by a blockage in, or damage to, the outer or middle ear. For example:
    • middle ear infections
    • a damaged ear drum
    • impacted ear wax
    • structural problems with the outer or middle ear


  • Sensorineural hearing loss—caused by damage to the hair cells or structural problems in the inner ear. For example:
    • exposure to loud noise
    • diseases, such as meningitis
    • infections
    • inherited hearing loss
    • drugs/medication
    • head injuries
    • disease, trauma or sickness during pregnancy and/or birth, and ageing


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