Guide to Hearing Loss

A Quick Guide to Hearing Loss

When you or a loved one experiences a loss of hearing, the first step is to contact a reputable audiology clinic and schedule a hearing test to uncover the type and level of hearing loss you may suffer. Hearing test appointments are typically 45 minutes and include testing and consultation. The audiologist’s diagnosis will help find the proper treatment for your situation should you suffer hearing loss.  An experienced audiologist can help you minimise the problem regardless of your budget or type of hearing loss. It may come as a surprise that a hearing aid might not be the best solution for you, but the audiologist will have to assess your condition.

Loss of hearing can be age related (most common), noise induced or caused by many different ailments, including treatment for other health issues. Ear wax, infections, punctured eardrums, and even abnormal growth inside the middle ear are all contributors to sound obstruction or conductive hearing loss.


The underlying problem could be internal, such as complications transferring sounds from the ear’s nerves to the brain. This is called sensorineural hearing loss and it is the most common cause of hearing loss suffered as we get older.





Book in for a hearing test with a sympathetic and experienced audiologist today by contacting The Hearing Care Shop. With over 200 partner clinics, this Sydney, Australia based company will diagnose the underlying cause of your hearing loss, as well as provide honest suggestions on the best treatment, even if you are concerned about how treatment will affect your budget.

Audiologists at The Hearing Care Shop are focused on providing you with the best solution, so they have elected to stand by patients like you, rather than a particular brand of hearing aid. They offer hearing aids from Oticon, Phonak, Widex, and Siemens. They even have you covered when it is time for new hearing aid batteries.


Call The Hearing Care Shop for a hearing test from a qualified, experienced, and understanding audiologist who will provide you with personalised and compassionate guidance.