Identifying hearing loss signs is crucial for timely intervention. At Strauss Audiology, we’re here to empower you with knowledge about these signs and guide you toward better hearing health.

You might experience some or all these hearing loss signs:

  • Increasing volume on your TV or radio
  • Difficulty understanding speech, especially in noisy environments
  • Struggling with phone conversations
  • Hearing sounds but not comprehending them clearly
  • Uncertainty in locating the source of sounds
  • Frequently asking others to repeat themselves
  • Avoiding social gatherings
  • Feeling fatigued after social events
  • Noticing ringing or buzzing in your ears

Different types of hearing loss exhibit distinct symptoms:

  • High-frequency loss: Difficulty hearing high-pitched sounds
  • Noise-notch loss: Struggle with certain high-frequency sounds
  • Mid-range loss (cookie-bite): Challenges in hearing mid-range frequencies
  • Low-frequency loss (reverse-slope): Difficulty with low-pitched sounds
  • Conductive loss: Hearing impairment due to middle or outer ear issues
  • Sudden loss: Rapid onset of hearing issues
  • Flat loss: Difficulty across all pitch ranges
  • Single-sided loss: Hearing loss in one ear
  • Temporary noise-related loss: Temporary threshold shift due to loud noises

Sensorineural hearing loss 

Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type, caused by inner ear or nerve damage. Around 90% of hearing loss cases fall into this category.

Strauss Audiology can help detect these signs through comprehensive testing, including pure-tone tests, speech assessments, and audiograms. Our 15 years of experience and dedication to personalised care make us your trusted partner in improving and protecting your hearing.

Don’t let hearing loss signs go unnoticed. Take proactive steps toward better hearing and book an appointment with Strauss Audiology today. 🗣️👂

About Strauss Audiology
Strauss Audiology is a professional audiology business in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, offering expert, effective hearing advice that is tailored to clients’ unique hearing needs. We conduct hearing evaluations, hearing tests and vertigo assessments, and provide a range of solutions to improve and protect clients’ hearing. This includes providing hearing aids to Cape Town clients. With 16 years of experience, and with the qualifications and certifications to deliver leading hearing care, you can trust us to take care of your hearing needs.

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