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About hearing loss


What are the early signs of hearing loss?

Do you:

- turn up the TV louder than others prefer?
- strain to understand conversations in busy places?
- feel others are constantly mumbling?
- often get asked to repeat yourself?
- sometimes miss the doorbell or a ringing phone?
- experience buzzing or ringing in your ears (also known as tinnitus)?

If you or a loved one has experienced even just one of the above, talk to a hearing specialist today.

Or if you’re concerned about your child’s hearing, read about some specific signs of hearing loss among babies and toddlers.

What causes hearing loss?

As people get older, it’s natural to experience changes in hearing.  Hearing loss can impact people at any age, however studies show that the condition often appears after 50 years old.  

Another leading cause of hearing loss is over exposure to loud noise.  Without even realising it, people may be damaging their ears with what they do in their leisure and work activities.  Loud concerts, ambulance sirens and even electric drills can cause harm if people are not careful.  Happily, noise-related hearing loss can be prevented with these simple tips.

Facts and figures

Hearing loss is experienced by:

- One in six Australians
- Over 50% of over 50-years old
- Over 60% of over 60-years old

Did you know?

- It takes an average of 6-10 years for us to act on hearing loss
- Only 15% of adults with hearing loss wear hearing aids
- One in seven Australians will be negatively impacted by tinnitus

Expert hearing help for everyone


Call us now:

1800 740 301

Monday to Friday from 9am - 7pm AEST

Hearing Help will be closed over Christmas and New Year from Monday 24th December 2018 at 3pm and reopening on Monday 7th January 2019. 

If you need emergency assistance while we are closed, you can call 1800 826 500 between 8.30am to 5.00pm EDST on the 28th and 31st December and the 2nd, 3rd and 4th January.

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