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Avoid Hearing Loss | Your Health & Fitness


Do You Have Hearing Loss?


1. Do you ask people to repeat themselves?


2. Do you hear a slight ringing in your ears?


3. Is the volume on your


electronics too loud for others? 4. Do you have trouble hearing while talking on the phone?


What are the causes of hearing loss?


The biggest cause of hearing loss is ageing. Known as presbycusis or


age-related hearing loss, this


type of hearing loss begins from 30- 40 years old and increases as time goes on. By the time most people reach 80, they will have significant hearing loss.


Another major cause of hearing loss


Can you hear me now?


More than 10 million people in the UK experience hearing loss to some degree. If you think that you may be suffering from this common disability, here are the steps you should take.


H 60 DEAR DOCTOR WITH DR CHRIS STEELE


earing loss is defined as any impairment of the ability to hear sound. There are currently 10


million people in the UK living with hearing loss, and this number is expected to rise to 14.5 million by 2031. However, despite being a common problem, many people don’t realise they are suffering from hearing loss and fail to seek help as a result. Hearing loss is a gradual process, which can make it hard to detect. As you become accustomed to your new levels of hearing, you may adjust accordingly, for example by turning up your TV or radio.


is exposure to loud noises on a regular basis. For instance, someone who works in construction and is often around loud machinery is more likely to suffer from hearing loss. You can also suffer hearing loss from genetic disorders or a blockage in your ear.


I’m having trouble


hearing—what do I do? The Action on Hearing Loss website has an online hearing test which can be used to assess your ability to hear a voice speaking over background noise. The test is simple and only takes about five minutes. Upon completion, you will be given a result to indicate your hearing ability and offered advice on what you should do next. If you prefer to speak to a doctor


face-to-face, make an appointment to see your GP or healthcare centre. They will check for any obvious ear problems, such as a build up of earwax, any infections or a perforated eardrum. To enable your GP to make an


appropriate diagnosis, it may be useful to write down important information, such as when you first started noticing a change in your hearing and the conditions in which you struggle to hear.


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