When you have a hearing loss, social gatherings at Christmas can lead to tricky listening situations. Here are a few tips for how to hear the conversation and immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit with the best hearing possible.
You know that ringing noise you hear in your ears after going to listen to loud music or other noisy sounds? That’s tinnitus. For most it’s temporary, for some it needs management for relief.
Hearing loss is a condition affecting over three million Australians or one in every six people.
Hearing is one of our seven senses. It’s the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations, changes in the pressure of the surrounding medium through time, through an organ such as the ear.
There are three main types of hearing loss which are related to the specific part of the hearing system where the damage has occurred.
Hearing occurs when sound waves reach the structures inside your ear, where the sound wave vibrations are converted into nerve signals that your brain recognises as sound.