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Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent. It often comes on gradually as you age but can sometimes happen suddenly.

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Common Symptoms

  • difficulty hearing other people clearly, and misunderstanding what they say, especially in noisy places
  • asking people to repeat themselves
  • listening to music or watching television loudly
  • having to concentrate hard to hear what other people are saying, which can be tiring or stressful

Treatment at home

  • Medicine
  • Medical procedure i.e. wax extraction
  • Hearing aids
  • Implants

When should I book a GP?

  • If you suddenly lose hearing in 1 or both ears
  • If you think your/ your child’s hearing is getting gradually worse

 

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